You can add Green to any new or existing ENMAX Energy plan, including EasyMax®. When you select Green for electricity, your monthly fee* will contribute to the purchase of ECOLOGO certified Renewable Energy Certificates that support renewable energy intiatives.
You can also choose a Green Add-on for natural gas that will contribute to the purchase of
Information on ENMAX Energy’s renewable energy portfolio
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If you have any questions or want to sign up over the phone please call us at 310-2010.
If you don’t have an ENMAX Energy plan, it's easy to add Green when you sign up for any new EasyMax® plan.
Renewable Energy Certificates: Product Information
ENMAX Energy Corporation is an ECOLOGO® certified marketer of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in Alberta*. ENMAX Energy, through its affiliates, derives its renewable energy portfolio from a variety of sources such as wind, hydro, biomass, or similar such source, generated in Alberta or a neighbouring province.
ENMAX Energy's renewable energy portfolio is comprised of:
*Under 2006 CCD-003 Electricity – Renewable Low-Impact Products Standard
To determine the annual net quantity of renewable energy in mega watt hours (MWHs) from which your RECs were derived), please refer to the welcome letter and / or sign up confirmation that you received upon signing up for Green.
A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a certificate that represents the environmental attributes and benefits associated with the generation of 1,000 kWh of renewable electricity. The RECs that ENMAX Energy purchases come from facilities such as wind, biomass, hydro, etc. that are ECOLOGO® Program certified.
When you choose Green from ENMAX Energy for electricity, you contribute to the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) based on the level or fee you select.
Renewable energy generators can use money raised through the sale of RECs to support their current operations or invest in new ones.
A carbon offset represents the actual greenhouse gas emission reduction achieved by a facility or program such as methane capture, tree planting, recycling, carbon capture, etc. One offset is the reduction of one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), which will offset the emissions from approximately 19.78 GJs of natural gas*.
*Based on combustion at the point of consumption (not including lifecycle emissions that occur during extraction, production, or delivery.
When you choose Green from ENMAX Energy for natural gas, you will contribute to the purchase of offsets based on the level you select. The purchase of offsets helps drive future investments in facilities and programs that reduce carbon emissions.
To make it easy for you to select a Green-Add on, ENMAX Energy has three categories to choose from based on the type of home you live in. You can either select the category that fits your home, or choose a smaller or larger add-on that fits your budget.
Yes, you can change the level of Green added to your plan once a month. You can do this by signing in to your online account and selecting Manage my Plan, or by calling us at 310-2010.
All Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased by ENMAX Energy are ECOLOGO® Program certified. Carbon offsets may be from a variety of sources that help reduce carbon emissions. In addition, ENMAX Energy undergoes a voluntary yearly audit process to verify purchases.
No, at this time, only ENMAX Energy customers can add Green to their plans. If you are interested in becoming an ENMAX Energy customer, you can sign up here.
For green electricity, Renewable Energy Certificates are sourced in Western Canada. For green natural gas, offsets can be sourced provincially, nationally, or internationally.
ENMAX Energy's Green Add-on allows you to pay an additional monthly fee to contribute to the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for electricity or carbon offsets for natural gas.
Green Add-on(s) are available for most ENMAX Energy plans. To add Green, sign in to your online account and selecting Manage my Plan, or call us at 310-2010.
All customers are free to purchase natural gas services from the default supply provider or from a retailer of their choice and to purchase electricity services from the regulated rate provider or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of natural gas and electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase natural gas services or electricity services from, you will continue receiving natural gas and electricity from the distribution company in your service area. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).
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