What is Green Power?
Renewable energy, or Green Power, is electricity produced from clean, sustainable energy sources such as the wind, water, and the sun. Some examples of the renewable technology include wind turbines, small hydroelectric turbines, and photovoltaic (solar) cells.
Green Power for Green L.A.™ Program
The Green Power for a Green L.A.™ program gives Los Angeles residents, businesses, and governmental agencies a stake in helping to preserve and protect our environment through their voluntary contribution to support additional renewable energy. This program has helped LADWP customers achieve individual and organizational environmental goals such as reducing their carbon footprint and establishing themselves as environmental leaders in the community.
Since electricity generated from renewable sources generally cost more than conventional non-green fuel sources, there is an additional charge that is applied to the customer’s bill for participating in this program. At enrollment, the customer can identify the percentage of their household's energy use they want to match with the purchase of green power. An additional charge of 3 cents per kilowatt-hour is applied to the percentage the customer pledges.
Customer Consumption (in kWh) X $0.03 X % Pledged
For example, Customer “A” enrolls in the program and pledges to match 50% of their household energy use with the purchase of green power. Customer A is billed 500 kWh on their next bill for their household energy use.
500 kWh X $0.03 X 50% = $7.50
Customer “A” will pay an additional charge of $7.50 on their bill for that billing cycle.
Residential and Small Non-Residential (Rate A-1) electric customers:
The minimum contribution percentage is 20%.
Medium Non-Residential (Rate A-2) electric customers:
The minimum purchase is 500 kilowatt-hours per month ($15.00 per month).
Large Non-Residential (Rate A-3) electric customers:
The minimum purchase is 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month ($30.00 a month). Please contact your account manager to sign-up.