Looking for us on donor sites? We may be referred to as Energy Consumers Alliance of New England.
Organizational Financial information
We sign contracts with Class I renewable energy generators, purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to fulfill our obligations to our Green Powered members, Green Municipal Aggregation communities, and New England Wind Fund donors. We buy these RECs wholesale and sell them at a retail price that allows us to operate the programs. We own and operate an account through the ISO-New England Generation Information System, which ensures that there is no double-counting of RECs.
New England Wind Fund RECs are retired within 10 years of the contribution, while Green Powered and GMA RECs are retired according to the quarter in which the electricity was used.
About the Oil Bank
We spend 80% of the funds we collect from corporate, governmental, and individual donations to our Massachusetts and Rhode Island Oil Bank programs on direct assistance. How much we spend in a year depends on the amount of donations we receive.
Green Energy Consumers has implemented the Drive Green with Green Energy Consumers program to make choosing an electric vehicle easier and more affordable for anyone. We contract with vetted and willing dealers and make a $100 commission for each car sold or leased through the program. That money goes toward staff, materials, overhead, and marketing costs.
Heating Oil Service
We've negotiated fair prices that are lower than our participating oil dealers' everyday oil prices. Green Energy Consumers collects a small commission per gallon sold to our members from participating oil dealers. This commission does not increase the member price and goes toward program costs and overhead, allowing us to keep dues low.
Simple Solar Shopping
Green Energy Consumers has teamed up with EnergySage to promote their online platform because, through years of studying and disseminating information about solar, we've found it to be user-friendly, local business-friendly, unbiased, and the easiest way to get the best price. Green Energy Consumers receives $250 for every successful installation that we refer to EnergySage.