FAQs about green energy plans
Does green energy come directly to my home when I buy a plan?
No. As mentioned earlier, green energy produced in Texas is added to the state’s energy grid. When you sign up for a green energy plan, your provider will buy renewable energy certificates to offset your energy use.
What is a renewable energy certificate and how does it help?
Renewable energy certificates are designed to offset your energy use when you sign up for a green energy plan. They support development of more renewable energy capacity.
How much Texas power is green?
This varies from month to month. According to the latest figures from EIA, which cover November 2020, nearly 27 percent of the electricity generated is green. (This excludes nuclear power generation, which does not emit carbon dioxide but is rarely considered green by most experts.)
What happens if I lose power?
It’s no different than if you have any provider in Texas. Call your utility. It’s in charge of repairing and maintaining powerlines and other equipment.