Gerri Wiley, the queen of all things energy, has put together another monthly update on utility rates from energy supply companies (ESCOs). Here is her letter to all those interested in navigating their best energy options…….
Hello Green Beings,
Do you know anyone who still buys their electricity supply from NYSEG or any other New York State utility? If they do, what exactly are they buying? Solar? Wind? Hydro?
You might expect that, over the years, renewables would be an increasing percentage of utility purchases on our behalf. Is this true? The percentages for year 2019 just rolled in on Friday and here is the 2019 data, combined with data from 2016, 2017, and 2018.
As you see, overall, the utilities purchased the same percent of natural gas for you in 2019 as in 2018, about 2.4% more nuclear, about 2.6% less hydro, slightly less wind, and slightly less coal.
So, if we’re planning to green the grid, we certainly can’t wait for the utilities to do it on our behalf. It’s time to grab the reins. The updated Subscription Solar and 100% Renewable Electricity ESCO options are attached. I invite you to call or email me with your questions and send people my way so I can help them find solutions to their clean energy needs and their wish to make a difference.
As always, I remain Renewably Yours,