Converting to electric appliances and equipment can benefit members – and the environment – in the long-run
Beneficial electrification encourages the electrification of appliances or equipment that have –historically – been powered by fossil fuels. When this happens, members benefit from improved energy efficiency, reduced emissions, increasing renewable energy power mix and, in many cases, quieter operation.
Given all the ways we constantly rely on electricity, did you realize the power supplied by Jo-Carroll Energy is becoming greener? About 20 percent of electricity generated in our region comes from renewable energy, and that number is growing. A greener grid paired with energy efficiency (which helps members save energy and money) is called beneficial electrification.
As a practical matter, beneficial electrification means electric appliances, like clothes dryers and ovens have the potential to become greener over time. Because large appliances have a typical lifespan of 15 to 20 years, members can benefit from renewable energy as our wholesale power providers increase their renewable generation portfolios.
Some electric appliances qualify for a rebate through our incentive program.