October 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 September 2021. We’re honored to be able to provide affordable energy that makes a real difference.
Our Customers’ CarbonBetter Impact – October 2021 Update
Provision customers funded 47,091 mWh of clean energy generation since 10/2020, which could power roughly 5,063 homes for a year.*
Provision customers offset 17,038 tons of carbon since 10/2020, which is like avoiding over 157 million miles of driving.**
Provision customers funded planting 26,033 trees since 10/2020, which may sequester 439 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: City of Akron Water Recalamation Facility
Provision customers funded the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) from the City of Akron Water Pollution Control Station, whose anaerobic digesters produce biogas for combined heat and power units, which supply 100% of the power needs for the biogas facility and roughly 40% of the power needs for the Water Reclamation Facility. In addition to generating power, the solids remaining following the digestion process are further dried to be used in wholesale topsoil and planting materials.
This facility treats wastewater for Akron residents and several nearby communities, including Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Springfield, Mogadore, Lakemore, Tallmadge, Fairlawn, Bath, and Montrose.
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 making a difference in their own communities by funding the purchase of RECs from projects like the City of Akron Water Pollution Control Station by using Provision energy at home. This is using Energy for Good.™
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.