Our renewable energy comes from sources all over Georgia, including solar, landfill gas, wood waste, hydro and wind. Visit our Energy Sources page to learn more.
The 38 EMCs that collectively own Green Power EMC represent more than four million Georgians. The member-consumers of these EMCs are the first consumers in Georgia to be offered environmentally friendly electric power from their electric utilities.
38 of Georgia’s 41 EMCs are Members and owners of Green Power EMC. Visit this page to view a list of our Member EMCs and search for your local EMC to learn more about their renewable offerings.
There are many benefits to renewable energy, some of which include:
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Decreased dependence on imported fuels due to a diversified energy portfolio
- Creates jobs in manufacturing, installation and maintenance of renewable energy facilities
- Low-cost addition to a wholesale power portfolio
Each Green Power EMC Member has its own price structure. Some participating EMCs offer their member-consumers a choice on whether to purchase green power so that only those participating pay the additional cost. Other EMCs incorporate the total green power purchases into their wholesale power purchases and share the benefits and costs with all member-consumers. Renewable energy often costs more than electricity from traditional sources because of the technologies involved. However, some sources, such as solar, have seen cost declines and have become significantly more economical to produce.
The renewable energy produced by Green Power EMC and its Member EMCs is combined with energy from traditional sources on the electric grid. The power is then distributed by your local EMC. Although renewable energy is not directly routed to your home, your EMC is helping support the purchase of additional clean energy and encouraging more investment in environmentally friendly ways to generate power. Every kilowatt-hour of renewable energy purchased by your EMC is a kilowatt-hour not produced by a traditional power supply source.