- What Is WindChoice?
WindChoice is a voluntary renewable energy program that provides eligible residential and business customers the opportunity to purchase up to 100% Oklahoma-generated wind power. With WindChoice, you can choose how much renewable energy you want.
With Oklahoma’s abundant wind resources, choosing WindChoice makes more sense than ever. Each megawatt of clean wind power that is generated means one less megawatt that has to be generated using fossil fuels. It’s a wind-wind!
- Why should I buy WindChoice?
Signing up for WindChoice is a convenient way to invest in renewable energy and show your support for Oklahoma’s wind industry at the same time. WindChoice is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to positively impact our future as we move toward less dependence on fossil fuels.
- How much does WindChoice cost?
The cost of WindChoice is about half a cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh), specifically 0.0042 cents, and is added to your power bill. Customers can sign up for as much or little WindChoice as desired by designating up to 100% of their usage as WindChoice.
- How will WindChoice impact my bill?
Windchoice will be added as a separate line item to your monthly bill. For a home that uses 1,200 kWh of electricity per month enrolled in 50 percent WindChoice, the monthly cost would be about $2.50 for WindChoice. That’s less than the cost of a latte!
- How does WindChoice work?
- You decide how much WindChoice you want.
- PSO purchases a corresponding amount of wind power renewable energy certificates (REC).
- You retain the rights to claim the renewable benefits you purchase.
- Each megawatt of clean wind power that is generated is one less megawatt that has to be generated using fossil fuels.
- Participation in WindChoice supports Oklahoma’s wind industry.
- How do I estimate the cost of WindChoice?
To figure the approximate cost of WindChoice, multiply your average monthly usage by the amount of WindChoice you purchase by 0.0042 (0.0042 cents is the cost of WindChoice). For example, a home that uses 1,200 kWh of electricity per month enrolled in 50 percent WindChoice, the monthly cost would be about $2.50 for WindChoice (1,200 kWh x 50% WindChoice x 0.0042 = $2.50).
- Where does PSO’s wind power come from?
PSO has signed multiple contracts to purchase wind from Oklahoma wind farms, so when you sign up for WindChoice, you can be assured that you are supporting renewable energy right here in Oklahoma. Harvesting Oklahoma’s clean, abundant wind is easier than ever with WindChoice—and since it supports Oklahoma’s wind industry, it just makes sense.
- What is the environmental impact of signing up for wind?
Each megawatt of clean wind power that is generated means one less megawatt that has to be generated using fossil fuels. Also, according to the EPA’s greenhouse gas equivalencies, a typical home enrolled at 100 percent WindChoice for one year is the equivalent of removing 2 cars from the road.*
Where else can you make a big impact for just pennies a day?
- Why does PSO offer a voluntary renewable energy product?
Like many of our customers, PSO believes renewable energy will continue to play an important role in our future. We are also pleased to offer a variety of choices for our customers. WindChoice is the perfect option for customers who wish to opt into alternative power sources.
- Who is eligible for WindChoice?
WindChoice is available to PSO’s residential, commercial and industrial customers including municipalities, governmental organizations, schools, and educational institutions. To be eligible, you must not have had two or more disconnect notices in the past 12 months and not have been disconnected for non-pay. If a participating WindChoice customer becomes delinquent in payments, PSO may terminate the WindChoice option with a 30-day notice.
- Are there special benefits for Commercial and Industrial Customers?
The PSO team will work with your business to help meet any renewable energy goals you may have. We want to work with you on recognition of your WindChoice enrollment, too. Please contact us at WindChoice@aep.com so we can discuss a plan to meet your specific needs.
- Can I discontinue WindChoice after I sign up?
Yes, you can opt out at any time; however, if you unenroll before one year from the time you sign up, you will not be eligible to enroll in WindChoice again for 12 months.
- How do I sign up for WindChoice?
Eligible customers can sign up online at PSOklahoma.com/WindChoice or by calling our Customer Operations Center at 1-888-PSO-1367. When you sign up for WindChoice, you will be enrolled for one year, although you can cancel at any time. You will automatically be re-enrolled in WindChoice each year unless you cancel.
Non-residential customers with multiple accounts will need to contact their customer service representative for assistance. Commercial and Industrial customers will need to contact their PSO account manager.
- Does PSO offer any other sustainable or green projects for my home or business?
PSO offers a wide array of energy efficiency programs for homes and businesses. Visit PowerForwardwithPSO.com for more information.