Clean Energy Option: Frequently Asked Questions

How does Clean Energy Option upgrade my home to clean energy? As a subscriber, the energy your home uses will be offset with wind and/or solar energy through the purchase of renewable energy certificates ("RECs") We purchase and retire RECs on your behalf based on your monthly electricity use. You'll continue to receive electricity service from your utility, and CleanChoice Energy's charges are in addition to your utility bill. Electricity (from your utility) + RECs (through CleanChoice Energy) = clean energy!

Do I need to install anything or notify my landlord or utility? Nope! There is nothing to install, and no change to your electric service. When you sign up, we work behind the scenes to ensure your home electricity use is offset with clean energy from wind and solar farms.

Will this decrease my electricity bill over time? No; Clean Energy Option is in addition to your electricity bill. It is a fixed, affordable way to offset your home’s electricity use – which is likely your biggest contributor to your carbon footprint – with clean energy.

Are there any additional fees or setups required? None. There is nothing to set up and you will only pay your monthly flat-rate fee.

After I sign up, when does the program start? Immediately! If you choose to sync your utility account, your first payment for clean energy will  be charged at the time of your next electric utility statement.  You will not pay anything until that point. If you choose to estimate your energy usage, your first  Clean Energy Option subscription payment will be charged 30 days after you sign up.

I have more questions. Can someone please help? Absolutely–please feel free to email any additional questions to

Clean energy made simple

With Clean Energy Option, all the electricity you use is replenished on the grid with 100% wind and solar. There are no changes to your utility or daily routine.

    Fast, seamless sign-up

    You can easily sign up in just 2 minutes, by syncing your utility account or answering a few questions about your home.

    Zero commitments

    With no upfront costs, sign up fees, or cancellation penalties, it’s easy to choose clean energy.

    Same reliable service

    Your utility company will still maintain your lines and deliver electricity to your home. No service calls or equipment are needed.

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We're on a mission to make clean energy accessible to everyone, everywhere

Together with our customers, we've prevented over 13.2 billion pounds of carbon emissions since 2012!

Our vision is a world free of catastrophic climate change with pure, clean air and abundant renewable energy. We're committed to creating a better environment for future generations.

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