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Support the development of green, renewable energy

Duke Energy's GoGreen Ohio program gives you the ability to support the development of green power sources throughout the state and the region. The GoGreen program is a way to match your homes’ electricity use with green, renewable energy. 

Green power is electricity produced from clean resources – like the sun, wind, and water – that do not pollute our environment. This type of energy is harnessed all over the world, and is the key to our own country reducing its carbon footprint. However, green power projects are more expensive than standard power generation, so we're offering our customers the opportunity to support building a smarter energy future.
   
With GoGreen Ohio, you can feel proud that you're taking an active role in improving the environment -- now and for years to come -- through the purchase of ‘blocks’ of green power. Here's how:

  • Sign up for GoGreen Ohio online or by calling 877.451.0036.
  • Purchase a minimum of two 100-kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks of green power for just $2 a month, reducing almost 400 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per month into the atmosphere.
  • Increase your purchase to $10 per month and you’ll contribute enough renewable energy to match the consumption of the average home!

Start today to improve tomorrow

You, too, can be part of the movement to preserve our resources for future generations. Call 877.451.0036 or complete the online enrollment link below.

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Benefits of GoGreen Ohio

  • Advances the development of renewable, environmentally friendly energy sources.

  • Diversifies energy supply and lessens demand for fossil fuel generation.

  • Offsets carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • As a Duke Energy customer, you can purchase “blocks” of green power. Each block is equal to 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and costs $1 a month. GoGreen Ohio has a two-block minimum purchase of $2 a month.

  • Each block of renewable energy costs $1 and represents 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy. 

    To purchase enough blocks to match your home’s energy usage, simply take your monthly kWh usage found on your Duke Energy bill and divide that by the 100-kWh block size to get the number of blocks. Then multiply the number of blocks by $1 for your total monthly purchase.

    For example: Based on an average monthly usage of 1,000 kWh, divide the 1,000-kWh usage by the 100-kWh block size to get 10 blocks. Multiply the 10 blocks by $1/block for a total monthly purchase of $10.
  • Signing up for GoGreen Ohio shows that you are concerned enough about improving the environment to participate in a voluntary program. GoGreen Ohio gives you the opportunity to take an active role in preserving the environment for future generations.

  • Regardless of your actual monthly electricity usage, your participation in GoGreen ensures that a specified amount of electricity is produced from renewable energy sources. The energy you support is delivered directly onto the electric system, reducing the need for energy from fossil fuel sources like oil and coal. Although buying GoGreen product does not mean that green power is being delivered straight from the source to your home, it does mean that more of the electricity being put onto the electric system comes from alternative generation sources rather than traditional generation.
  • Your personal commitment makes a difference! Every block of GoGreen Ohio purchased promotes the use of environmentally friendly green power, thereby reducing the dependence on fossil fuels to generate energy. The environmental benefit of each minimum monthly purchase is about the same as not driving a car 500 miles.

  • The money from this program will be used to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) and the program's marketing and administration expense. Duke Energy will make purchases from environmentally friendly sources located within our service area as they become available.

  • To remain a GoGreen Ohio participant, you must purchase at least the two-block (200 kWh) minimum purchase of $2 a month. You can add or subtract additional blocks of GoGreen Ohio at any time by calling 877.451.0036.

  • Customers will receive semi-annual reports specifying the program sales and amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) offset by the program. In addition, Duke Energy will supply annual program updates to the Ohio Public Service Commission.

  • After the minimum two-block purchase of 200 kWh, you can purchase as many additional 100-kWh blocks of green power as you like.

  • Your GoGreen Ohio purchase will be added to your monthly billing amount. The GoGreen Ohio price of $1 per 100-kWh block does not include taxes. Taxes will be calculated separately on your bill.

  • Regardless of your actual monthly electricity usage, your purchase of GoGreen Ohio ensures that a specified amount of electricity is produced from renewable or environmentally friendly sources. The energy you support is delivered directly onto the electric system, reducing the need for energy from fossil fuel sources like oil and coal. Although buying GoGreen Ohio does not mean that green power is being delivered straight from the source to your home, it does mean that more of the electricity being put onto the electric system comes from alternative energy sources rather than traditional generation.

  • GoGreen Ohio is not tax deductible, because it is not a donation or contribution. The monthly Duke Energy GoGreen Ohio charge goes directly toward program administration and the purchase of renewable energy certificates.

  • Participation in GoGreen Ohio is voluntary. There are no cancellation fees. You can withdraw from the program at any time with 30 days notice.

  • Renewable energy sources are energy sources that can be replaced or grown within a relatively short period of time. Renewable sources capture their energy from existing, natural processes such as sunshine, wind, flowing water, biological processes and geothermal heat flows. These power production processes are emission-free or reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (e.g., methane).

    • Wind – Wind energy is produced by a wind turbine with its rotating blades that harness the wind’s kinetic energy. Wind turbines contain generators that harness the mechanical energy from the spinning blades to generate electricity.
    • Hydroelectric – A hydroelectric power station utilizes water flow to power a turbine. The turbines are connected to generators that produce energy. Today, hydroelectric power generates 20% of the world’s electricity.
    • Solar – Solar energy is made by cells that convert sunlight to electricity without any moving parts. The conversion of sunlight into electricity is made possible with the special properties of semi-conducting materials.
    • Coal mine methane – Coal mine methane is created when coal is formed and is released when coal is mined. It is found in active and abandoned mines where it is subject to entering the atmosphere through vents (active mines) and improperly sealed vents/entrances (closed mines). The mine methane is tapped from mines and used in generators which reduces the amount that escapes into the atmosphere (methane is 21 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2).
    • Landfill gas – More than 50% of the waste we generate ends up in landfills where it decomposes and produces landfill gas. Landfill gas is approximately 50% methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change and 45% carbon dioxide. Methane is a renewable energy source that can be collected and used to fuel electric generators. At large landfills, the gas must be burned anyway in order to reduce the hazards arising from gas buildup. This method of producing renewable energy is regarded as one of the most successful.
    • Biomass – Biomass is produced when organic wastes, such as trees, wood waste and agricultural residues decay. Landfills offer a primary source of biomass. It can be converted to fuel through combustion for the generation of electricity.
  • Signing up for Duke Energy's GoGreen Ohio will not interfere with Budget Billing. Your Duke Energy GoGreen Ohio purchase will simply be added to your monthly billing amount.

  • The term "green energy" or "carbon free electricity" refers to energy produced without emitting pollutants into the atmosphere. Environmentally friendly sources of green energy can include wind, hydroelectric, solar, coal mine methane, landfill gas and biomass generation.

  • At Duke Energy, we are committed to the environment and to minimizing the environmental impacts of fossil fuel generation. We recognize that we can help offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and improve the quality of life in our communities by investing in renewable energy sources and new alternative energy technologies.

  • Although renewable energy sources are often free, the technology used to capture the energy produced is more expensive than traditional power generation. Renewable energy generation is still being developed nationwide. Prices vary according to availability and the type of renewable power produced. As the new technologies improve, the costs of producing electricity using renewable resources will become more competitive. An increased demand for green energy will lead to expanded production capabilities, which will ultimately lead to lower costs.

  • We recognize that green energy is not for all customers. However, many customers have expressed interest in purchasing energy generated from environmentally friendly sources. Since renewable energy is typically more expensive than fossil fuel generation, Duke Energy has chosen to introduce GoGreen Ohio as a voluntary program. Customers interested in supporting the development of clean, alternative energy sources can choose the level of commitment that’s right for them without impacting the rates of traditional customers.

  • At Duke Energy, we are committed to the environment and to minimizing the environmental impacts of fossil fuel generation. We recognize that we can help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and improve the quality of life in our communities by investing in renewable alternative energy sources and new alternative energy technologies.
  • No, Duke Energy does not profit from GoGreen Ohio. Monies paid to participate in the program go directly toward the purchase of renewable energy certificates and program administration.

  • Duke Energy is taking several measures to do our part in creating a sustainable energy future while working to reduce our carbon footprint. Efforts include reducing our carbon emissions, building more efficient power plants, developing robust energy efficiency programs and supporting state and federal energy policies that encourage market-based controls of greenhouse gas emissions and the development of new, cleaner technologies. Together, these initiatives will allow Duke Energy to continue to meet our customers’ energy needs in an environmentally sound manner.
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