We get our electricity through the LADWP, a.k.a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. They have a program where they offer their customers the option to purchase green power – anything from 20% up to 100%. I just signed up for the full 100% program last night. I’m excited about the whole thing, but I’m also a little disappointed because there’s really nothing tangible to the whole thing – nothing celebratory or anything marking the change of power. I guess just knowing will have to do.
The “down” side to the program is that it will cost us an additional $0.03 per kwh. That’s pretty cheap though to get our power from renewable resources. I do wonder though, how we could verify that we are going to be getting a full 100% green power. It’s one thing to sign up for the service, it’s another to know when, or if, we’re actually getting that power. It’s not my ultimate goal of going full solar on our roof, but it’s the next best thing.