Invest in the Future of Green Power
In 2001, Southern Rivers Energy partnered with other EMC's in Georgia to form Green Power EMC in order to offer members the opportunity to purchase electricity generated from renewable energy sources. It became operational in 2003 and now 38 EMC's in the state participate in the program. Green Power EMC has generated 125 million kilo-Watt hours of green energy to date and currently operates one landfill gas-to-electricity facility, a low-impact hydro facility, one wood waste biomass plant and our Sun Power for Schools program while maintaining ongoing research projects for both solar and wind power.
As an SRE member, you have an opportunity to purchase green power for an additional monthly charge of $4 per 150 kWh block of Green Power. Call 770-358-1383 or click here to sign up today! The energy produced by Green Power EMC's biomass projects is Green-e Certified.
Learn more about green power
Green Power or renewable energy is environmentally-friendly electricity generated from renewable resources, such as solar, wind, biomass (which uses landfill gas and agricultural waste), and water. It's a little more expensive to generate than traditonal power because of the technology involved, but every block of green power that you buy through us means that we're purchasing one less block of power derived from traditional sources, like gas or coal. The blocks of Green Power available for purchase from SRE are 100% biomass and Green-e certified. Each 150 kW block is an additional $4 per month in addition to your monthly power bill. If you'd like to learn more about the Green Power used by SRE, go to greenpoweremc.com.
Southern Rivers Energy is also helping educate future generations about the benefits and challenges surrounding renewables. Through Green Power EMC's SunPower for Schools program, we partnered with Lamar County Middle School in 2008 to install a 1 kilowatt (kW) grid-tied photovoltaic system behind the school and we installed another solar panel and monitoring system at Pike County High School in Zebulon in 2013. This system harnesses energy from the sun and students can monitor its data from the classroom.