Renewable energy alternative, environmental grants available
Northeastern can provide renewable energy as an energy option for its members. More commonly known as "green power", this energy is from biomass and wind sources. Biomass power is a renewable energy and is created by using gasses produced by landfill decay in locations throughout Indiana. Wind power is being purchased from wind farms in eastern Illinois and north central Iowa.
Northeastern members may choose to pay an additional amount monthly to have their energy purchase credited back to green sources. The monies collected will be offered to qualified organizations to support environmental programs.
The supply of green power energy is limited, so it does cost slightly more than energy from traditional sources. Customers who sign up will pay one cent per kilowatthour extra for the first 500 kwh used during each billing cycle. Use above 500 kwh is at the normal rate. That means the maximum additional amount a Northeastern customer can pay each month is $5.
To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be not-for-profit and engage in environment education, projects, research or other activities involving the protection or enhancement of our environment. Preference will be given to qualified organizations located within the REMC’s service territory in Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Wabash, and Whitley counties, or whose activities directly benefit the area served by the cooperative.
For more information, call Northeastern at 244-6111 or 625-3700, or email us.