Green Power EMC is a not-for-profit cooperative founded in August 2001 to support EMCs in their search for Georgia renewable resources. The primary efforts of Green Power EMC have been to find, screen, analyze and negotiate power purchase agreements with Georgia-based renewable resource providers. Green Power EMC was the first green power program in the state with green power resources online and operational in October 2003.
Green Power EMC utilizes “green” resources such as biomass, solar, wind, and water to generate electricity. We were the first in Georgia to invite our members to choose how some of their electricity is produced. Since inception, Green Power EMC has generated over 180,925,809 kilowatt-hours of green energy, providing the same environmental benefits as taking 159,839 cars off Georgia’s roads, or planting 227,771 acres in trees.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, visit Green Power EMC to learn more about how we and other electric cooperatives across Georgia are working hard to produce cleaner, greener energy in Georgia.
Green-e Energy certifies that the green power product sold by GreyStone Power Corporation meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or log on to www.green-e.org.
Green power is electricity generated from renewable resources that are more environmentally friendly than some traditional power sources. As a member of Green Power EMC, GreyStone Power Corporation utilizes electricity generated from biomass; specifically methane gas reclaimed from the Taylor County and Roberts Road landfills, as well as, forestry by-products used as fuel at the Rabun Gap Wood Waste Facility .
Landfill gas comes from the natural breakdown of wastes at the landfill site. The gas is collected and used to generate electricity. Typically the gas is wasted; in most landfills it’s just burned off to prevent explosions. The Rabun Gap biomass facility uses forestry by-products, which includes limbs, tops, bark and other unusable portions of trees.
GreyStone Power’s Green Power program is certified by Green-e Energy.