CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevada customers of the state's largest utility now have the option of getting all their electricity from renewable sources — for a price.
NV Energy Inc. announced residential, commercial and industrial customers can opt to get 50 percent or 100 percent of their electricity from renewable resources. The NV Green Energy program is not yet available in southern Nevada.
Customer participation is limited to how much renewable energy is available. And it will come with an additional cost.
A typical residential customer using 746 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will pay an additional $15.70 monthly to get half of their power from renewable sources, said Bobby Hollis, executive of NV Energy's renewable energy programs. The added monthly charge jumps to $31.40 for 100 percent renewable.
The "green" fees amount to an additional 4.2 cents per kilowatt hour of energy consumed. For the typical residential customer, average monthly bills will increase from $94.85 to $110.42 under the 50 percent option, and to $126 for 100 percent, Hollis said.
Customers must commit to 12 months.
The company said the additional monthly fees will support not only existing renewable energy projects but provide funds to expand the state's green energy footprint.
"Many customers, big and small, have expressed an interest in buying more renewable energy," Hollis said. "This gives them a new way to do that."
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