REC Purchases

The Green Energy program purchases Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on behalf of its participants. A REC represents the property rights to the environmental, social, and other non-power benefits of 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable electricity generation. As renewable generators produce electricity, they have a positive impact, reducing the need for fossil fuel-based generation sources. RECs embody these positive environmental impacts and convey these benefits to the REC owner.

The pie chart shows the percentage of RECs purchased by the Green Energy program in the current year, by their associated renewable type and the state from which they were sourced. Also included is information on the historical REC resource mix, REC purchases made by the program per year, and the amount of renewable kWh each $5 and $13 block supported by month and year.

2020 Green Energy REC Resource Mix Pie Chart

Historical REC Resource Mix

Quantity of RECs Purchased by Year

kWh purchased per $5 Block Residential/Small Commercial

kWh purchased per $13 Block Large Commercial/Industrial

Product Content Labels

2020 Prospective - Residential/Small Commercial

2020 Prospective Product Content Label
Residential and Small Commercial Customers

The Small Green Energy product is sold in blocks of $5 per month, with a guaranteed minimum purchase of 300 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green Energy per month per block. The annual average for residential and small commercial customers for the year 2019 was 1,217 kWh per month per block.

The product will be made up of 100% renewable resources,
sourced from facilities operating in Kentucky and/or contiguous states. 1,2,3

Actual figures may vary according to resource availability. We will annually report to you before August 1 of next year in the form of a Historical Product Content Label the actual resource mix of the RECs you purchased.

New Renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation in the last 15 years.

Eligible hydroelectric facilities are defined in the Green-e Energy National Standard (www.green-e.org/getcert_re_stan.shtml) and include facilities certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) (www.lowimpacthydro.org) or EcoLogo (www.ecologo.org); and facilities comprised of a turbine in a pipeline or a turbine in an irrigation canal.

For comparison, the average (2019) mix of resources supplying Kentucky included: Coal (64%), Natural Gas (30%), Hydroelectric (5%), Petroleum (<0.1%), and Other Renewables (<0.1%). This resource mix was prepared in accordance with the U.S. EIA. [Kentucky Net Electricity Generation by Source Oct. 2019]

In 2018, the average home in the United States consumed 914 kWh per month. [Source: U.S. EIA, 2018]

For specific information about this product, please contact Kentucky Utilities by phone at 800-981-0600 or Louisville Gas and Electric by phone at 800-331-7370 or email us at green.energy@lge-ku.com or visit us at lge-ku.com/green.

Green-e Energy Certified

 

 


LG&E and KU Green Energy is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer- protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

2020 Prospective - Large Commercial/Industrial

2020 Prospective Product Content Label
Large Commercial and Industrial Customers

The Large Green Energy product is sold in blocks of $13 per month, with a guaranteed minimum purchase of 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green Energy per month per block. The annual average for large commercial and industrial customers for the year 2019 was 4,088 kWh per month per block.

The product will be made up of 100% renewable resources,
sourced from facilities operating in Kentucky and/or contiguous states. 1,2,3

1 Actual figures may vary according to resource availability. We will annually report to you before August 1 of next year in the form of a Historical Product Content Label the actual resource mix of the RECs you purchased.

2 New Renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation in the last 15 years.

3 Eligible hydroelectric facilities are defined in the Green-e Energy National Standard (www.green-e.org/getcert_re_stan.shtml) and include facilities certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) (www.lowimpacthydro.org) or EcoLogo (www.ecologo.org); and facilities comprised of a turbine in a pipeline or a turbine in an irrigation canal.

For comparison, the average (2017) mix of resources supplying Kentucky included: Coal (64%), Natural Gas (30%), Hydroelectric (5%), Petroleum (<0.1%), and Other Renewables (<0.1%). This resource mix was prepared in accordance with the U.S. EIA. [Kentucky Net Electricity Generation by Source Oct. 2019]

In 2018, the average home in the United States consumed 914 kWh per month. [Source: U.S. EIA, 2018]

For specific information about this product, please contact Kentucky Utilities by phone at 800-981-0600 or Louisville Gas and Electric by phone at 800-331-7370 or email us at green.energy@lge-ku.com or visit us at lge-ku.com/green.

Green-e Energy Certified

 

 


LG&E and KU Green Energy is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

2019 Historical - Residential/Small Commercial

2019 HISTORIC PRODUCT CONTENT LABEL 1
Residential and Small Commercial Customers

The Small Green Energy product is sold in blocks of $5 per month, with a guaranteed minimum purchase of 300 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green Energy per month per block. The annual average for residential and small commercial customers for the year 2019 was 1,217 kWh per month per block.

In 2019, the product was made up of the following renewable resources.

Green-e Energy Certified New2 Renewables in LG&E and KU Green Energy Generation Location
Wind 18% Missouri
Solar 23% Indiana
Wind 59% Illinois

1. These figures reflect the resource mix of the RECs delivered to Green Energy customers in 2019.

2. New Renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation in the last 15 years.

For comparison, the average (2019) mix of resources supplying Kentucky included: Coal (64%), Natural Gas (30%), Hydroelectric (5%), Petroleum (<0.1%), and Other Renewables (<0.1%). This resource mix was prepared in accordance with the U.S. EIA. [Kentucky Net Electricity Generation by Source Oct. 2019]

In 2018, the average home in the United States consumed 914 kWh per month.
[Source: U.S. EIA, 2018]

For specific information about this product, please contact Kentucky Utilities by phone at 800-981-0600 or Louisville Gas and Electric by phone at 800-331-7370 or email us at lge-ku.com/green.

Green-e Energy Certified

 

 


LG&E and KU Green Energy is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

2019 Historical - Large Commercial/Industrial

2019 HISTORIC PRODUCT CONTENT LABEL 1
Large Commercial and Industrial Customers

The Large Green Energy product is sold in blocks of $13 per month, with a guaranteed minimum purchase of 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green Energy per month per block. The annual average for large commercial and industrial customers for the year 2019 was 4,088 kWh per month per block.

In 2019, the product was made up of the following renewable resources.

Green-e Energy Certified New2 Renewables in LG&E and KU Green Energy Generation Location
Wind 18% Missouri
Solar 23% Indiana
Wind 59% Illinois

1. These figures reflect the resource mix of the RECs delivered to Green Energy customers in 2019.

2. New Renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation in the last 15 years.

For comparison, the average (2019) mix of resources supplying Kentucky included: Coal (64%), Natural Gas (30%), Hydroelectric (5%), Petroleum (<0.1%), and Other Renewables (<0.1%). This resource mix was prepared in accordance with the U.S. EIA. [Kentucky Net Electricity Generation by Source Oct. 2019]

In 2018, the average home in the United States consumed 914 kWh per month.
[Source: U.S. EIA, 2018]

For specific information about this product, please contact Kentucky Utilities by phone at 800-981-0600 or Louisville Gas and Electric by phone at 800-331-7370 or email us at
green.energy@lge-ku.com or visit us at lge-ku.com/green.

Green-e Energy Certified

 

 


LG&E and KU Green Energy is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.