Arcadia ensures that at least half of our member's energy usage is matched with wind by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind farms across the country.
RECs are a means of increasing the demand for renewables in the US by creating a separate source of revenue for renewable energy generators. If you'd like to read in greater detail about how RECs work and about what they do, check out this support article.
We have three different Wind Energy programs which are defined below.
50% of your monthly usage is matched with wind energy at no extra cost. You're automatically enrolled in our Free plan as soon as you add the login to an active electric utility profile to your Arcadia account.
100% of your monthly usage is matched with wind at an additional cost of 1.5c per kWh with a $5 minimum. You must also be eligible* for and enrolled in our Bill Pay program to be a part of the 100% Wind Energy program.
You select how much you wish to contribute monthly and we match that amount by purchasing RECs on your behalf. The cost is the same as our Premium plan, 1.5c per kWh a $5 minimum.
This membership is a way for our members not eligible* for our Bill Pay program to still support wind energy. This means that we do not manage your utility for you and that your clean energy charge is based on your average monthly usage.
*For a better sense of your eligibility for our different programs, take a look at this article.