EcoSmart Choice Program
EcoSmart Choice is a voluntary Green Pricing program offered through American Municipal Power (AMP) and Bowling Green Municipal Utilities which allows customers to support renewable energy development. The program is available to all Bowling Green customers.
Renewable Energy Certificates
The program will purchase and retire Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) from renewable energy resources, such as hydro, wind, or landfill gas. One REC is equal to one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated from a renewable energy resource. For each REC that is purchased, one MWh of non-renewable electric generation is offset.
RECs used in the program are certifiable under the rules of Green-e Energy program operated by the Center for Resource Solutions.
There are two options to participate in the EcoSmart Choice Program.
Customers can select from the following participation levels with the associated amounts to be added to their monthly electric bill:
- 100% participation adds $0.00400 per kilowatt-hour (kWh)
- 75% participation adds $0.00300 per kWh
- 50% participation adds $0.00200 per kWh
- 25% participation adds $0.00100 per kWh
Customers can contribute a fixed dollar amount per month.
Sign Up & Cancellation
Customers can enroll in either option at any time by submitting the EcoSmart Choice Online Form or by contacting the Utility Business Office at 419-354-6252. Customers can cancel their participation in the program at any time with no cancellation fee by contacting the Utility Business Office at 419-354-6252