You have a choice for the future … and it’s renewable
Evergreen is a voluntary renewable energy (green power) program available to your home, farm or business through your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative, a member-cooperative of Dairyland Power Cooperative.
Evergreen is for those who want to support renewable energy and are willing to help pay for the extra costs associated with its production. In addition to your normal monthly electric bill, you volunteer to pay a small, additional charge each month to offset the additional cost it takes to support renewable energy generation.
Your investment in Evergreen results in the generation of renewable energy beyond state requirements. Evergreen renewable energy comes from the wind and waste-to-energy sources such as landfill gas and livestock manure. We purchase energy produced from highly efficient wind turbines. Waste from landfills and livestock confinements is converted to bio-gas that is used to generate renewable electricity.
By participating in Evergreen, you are investing in the future of the environment for your children and grandchildren. As our investment in renewable energy generation increases, it helps us conserve our fossil fuel resources such as coal and natural gas for the future.
Your purchase of one 100-kilowatt hour (kWh) block of Evergreen renewable energy for just $1.00 each month for one year has the same environmental benefit (CO2 reduction) as planting one-half acre of trees or not driving a car 2,400 miles. (source: EPA)
Read more about Dairyland's diverse renewable energy portfolio at Dairyland Power.