August 2021 CarbonBetter™ Impact Update
Every month we share the impact our customers have made through their use of CarbonBetter energy, which is included in every Provision clean energy plan. This update reflects the impact our customers made through July 2021. We’re honored to be able to provide affordable energy that makes a real difference.
Our Customers’ CarbonBetter Impact – August 2021 Update
Provision customers funded 37,007 mWh of clean energy generation since 10/2020, which could power roughly 3,974 homes for a year.*
Provision customers offset 16,073 tons of carbon since 10/2020, which is like avoiding over 148 million miles of driving.**
Provision customers funded planting 22,087 trees since 10/2020, which may sequester 363 tons of carbon.***
Want to be included in our next impact update?
It’s easy to contribute to the positive impact we make each month. All Provision energy plans include CarbonBetter energy, which helps you make a difference while you use energy at home. Our customers help fund clean energy generation through renewable energy certificates, offset carbon through carbon credits, and plant trees to aid in reforestation and increase our natural carbon-capturing capabilities. It’s never too late to start using your energy for good.
Featured Provision Project: Greenup Hydro Plant
Provision customers funded the purchase of RECs from the 70.2 MW hydroelectric dam located on the Ohio River at the Greenup Locks and Dam near Portsmouth, Ohio. The Greenup Hydro Plants provides about 50% of the power needs to the city of Hamilton, Ohio, and is one of several hydroelectric plants on the Ohio River. The plant also provides recreation for local residents via a fishing pier. The churning waters attract fish to the area, bringing fisherman from all over.
Hydroelectric power harnesses water in motion and it’s one of the oldest sources of energy. In 2015 it generated over 15% of the world’s total electricity, and until 2019, hydropower was the largest source of total US renewable electricity generation. There are over 1500 hydropower plants operating in the US today.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) Explained
100% renewable electricity is included automatically in every Provision electricity supply plan, and we use renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to deliver on our clean energy promise. Homes are connected to the power grid by transmission lines, and the electricity that’s supplied is derived from a variety of generation resources, both renewable and non-renewable. This is because when clean energy is generated and put on the grid, it’s mixed with other fuel sources there, making it difficult for environmentally conscious consumers to supply their homes with 100% clean energy.
Provision ensures more clean energy is put on the grid by funding renewable generators through the purchase of RECs. These certificates fund electricity generation equal to the volume consumed by Provision customers, thus leading to a cleaner grid and delivering on pour 100% clean energy promise.
Provision customers are helping to support the improvement and maintenance of projects like the Greenup Hydro Plant simply by using Provision energy at home.
Every Provision Customer Makes a Difference
About CarbonBetter Impact Calculations:
*The typical home in your area uses 9,300 kWh of electricity per year.
Impact is calculated based on customers’ billings in the impact month, but planting, funding, and offsetting may not happen in that month. These activities must align with planting seasons and project life cycles to be effective. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.