How it works
Think of the electric grid as a lake fed by many different streams, some originating in the mountains from glaciers, others coming from springs or rainwater.
Once the water becomes commingled, there is no way to tell where any one molecule of water came from. A cup of water pulled from the lake has a probability of containing some water from each source, and it’s impossible to distinguish water that came from a mountaintop or from a spring.
Electricity flows into the grid in a similar way. The grid, like the lake, is supplied by a variety of sources, some that produce more pollution than others. Once in the grid, the electricity that flows to individual homes and businesses is considered to be an average of all sources of generation.
By enrolling in IGS Energy’s go green™ products, renewable energy equal to 100% of your consumption is delivered to the electric grid, reducing the amount of energy generated from non-renewable fossil fuel sources.
In this way, the more energy that is being generated with renewable resources, the less demand there is for electricity to be generated by fossil fuels like coal.