Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the renewable energy come from?

As a member of WPPI Energy we have access to a portfolio of renewable energy resources.

Choose Renewable's energy mix consists of 73% wind from wind farms in Wisconsin and Iowa, 20% renewable energy from biogas supplied by two facilities in Wisconsin, and 7% solar energy provided by projects throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

How will the renewable energy be delivered to my home or business?

Electricity generated by the renewable resources will be fed into the electric power grid along with all other power sources serving our community. While it isn't technologically possible today to deliver electricity from renewable resources directly to your home or business, your support for the Choose Renewable program will enable us to increase the amount of clean, renewable resources that are a part of our power supply.

Can businesses participate?

Yes! Commercial, industrial and agricultural customers are encouraged to sign up. Please visit our Choose Renewable for Business page for details.

Although many renewable resources such as wind, sunlight and water are free, the technologies for capturing this energy are still more expensive than traditional power plants. By choosing renewable energy, you help lower these energy resource costs and increase the amount of electricity generated from clean energy sources.

What is my extra investment in renewable energy used for?

The money you invest each month in Choose Renewable is used to help lower renewable energy resource costs and increase the amount of electricity generated from renewable resources. The majority of your Choose Renewable investment is allocated to the development of renewable resources, such as additional solar and wind energy projects. The rest is used to build support for renewable energy among customers like you, as well as businesses and organizations in your community. Broad support for renewable technologies across our communities will add up to greater demand, which, in turn will increase the investment made in renewable energy.