EcoSmart Choice Program

Program Overview

EcoSmart Choice is a voluntary Green Pricing program offered through American Municipal Power (AMP) and Bowling Green Municipal Utilities which allows customers to support renewable energy development. The program is available to all Bowling Green customers.

Renewable Energy Certificates

The program will purchase and retire Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) from renewable energy resources, such as hydro, wind, or landfill gas. One REC is equal to one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated from a renewable energy resource. For each REC that is purchased, one MWh of non-renewable electric generation is offset.

RECs used in the program are certifiable under the rules of Green-e Energy program operated by the Center for Resource Solutions.

Program Options

There are two options to participate in the EcoSmart Choice Program.

Option 1

Customers can select from the following participation levels with the associated amounts to be added to their monthly electric bill:

  • 100% participation adds $0.00300 per kilowatt-hour (kWh)
    • A residential customer that uses 700 kWh per month and participated at the 100% level would increase their monthly electric bill by $2.10
  • 75% participation adds $0.00225 per kWh
  • 50% participation adds $0.00150 per kWh
  • 25% participation adds $0.00075 per kWh

Option 2

Customers can contribute a fixed dollar amount per month.

Sign Up & Cancellation

Customers can enroll in either option at any time by contacting the Utility Business Office at 419-354-6252 or by submitting the online EcoSmart Choice Application. Customers can cancel their participation in the program at any time with no cancellation fee by contacting the Utility Business Office at 419-354-6252