EnviroWatts® is a program that gives members the power to make a difference by purchasing energy from renewable energy sources. This program is voluntary for all members.
The renewable energy for the EnviroWatts program comes from a wind farm in Story County, IA and from two biomass generation projects that came online in 2009. Bridgewater Dairy in Williams County, OH and Wenning Poultry in Mercer County, OH are large-scale agricultural operations that constructed anaerobic manure digesters that allow bacteria to break down the manure and produce methane gas. The gas that is produced is then captured and used to power generators. Together, Bridgewater Diary and Wenning Poultry generate 3 megawatts of energy.
How does the EnviroWatts program work?
LMRE is one of 17 cooperatives in Ohio to offer the EnviroWatts program to its members. Members can choose to partake in this program by purchasing 100 kilowatt-hour blocks of renewable energy for $2.
The EnviroWatts program does not deliver renewable energy directly to participants’ homes; rather, it is generated and delivered directly to the Ohio power grid.