I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for over a month now but couldn’t write it until we moved into our new apartment and had control of our utility bill. Today, I’m pleased to have the honor of introducing you to Arcadia Power.
Arcadia Power is a company which aims to allow everyone in America (and maybe one day the world?) access to clean energy. I’m super impressed by this start up and thrilled that even though I live in a tiny studio in an apartment block in San Francisco, I can make sure that the energy I am using is ‘clean’ rather than ‘brown’.
So how does Arcadia Power work?
Arcadia Power is aiming to close the funding gap between clean energy and dirty energy. To do this, they are making it possible for anyone who wants clean energy to purchase as much clean energy as they are using each month and put it into the grid.
This doesn’t mean that the electrons in your wires necessarily come from the wind farms that Arcadia funds, but you know that as much energy as you are using is put back into the grid as clean energy.
To do this, Arcadia Power take over your utility bill and pays your utility company directly. They then charge you the cost of your utility bill plus an additional 1.5c per kWh ‘clean energy charge’. This is used to close the funding gap between clean energy and ‘brown energy’.
In return, you know that the energy you are using is being put back into the grid as clean energy. You also get a great dashboard to track your energy usage and some super discounts at eco-friendly stores such as The Honest Co.
Arcadia Power is a certified B Corp and was recently recognized as “Best in the Environment 2015”. Read all about it here.
You can get $30 off your first electricity bill by using my referral code below. Plus, to celebrate Earth Day, Arcadia is going to plant 10 trees for every new sign up in April! #bonusforest
Referral link: https://myenergy.arcadiapower.com/referral/by/lyndall9196
(Full disclosure: I also get a $30 credit so share the tree love this month!)