Clean Energy Program
Subscribing to our Clean Energy program is one of the simplest ways your household can reduce its carbon footprint.
By paying a little extra on your bills, you'll help support Australia's renewable energy industry.
What's the Clean Energy program?
When you subscribe to Clean Energy, you pay an extra amount on your bills which enables us to purchase more energy from renewable sources instead of energy generated from fossil fuels.
Ergon Energy is the largest purchaser of renewable energy generated in Queensland through Power Purchase Agreements with sugar mills and other renewable energy generators.
Subscribe to Clean Energy to make your contribution and help us support the renewable energy industry. It only takes a few minutes, and you can cancel any time without penalty.
Where does Clean Energy come from?
Clean Energy is drawn from three renewable energy sources – wind, hydro and biomass. Each source produces zero net greenhouse gas emissions, which is great for reducing your impact on the environment.
We purchase renewable energy from sources located all over regional Queensland, including wind farms at Windy Hill near Ravenshoe and on Thursday Island, hydro stations at Paradise Dam and Tinaroo Dam, and biomass plants at a number of sugar mills.
Clean Energy is fully accredited by GreenPower, the government program that sets accreditation and reporting standards for renewable energy products in Australia.
How much does Clean Energy cost?
From 1 August 2016, Clean Energy subscriptions start from $14 per bill, which buys enough clean energy to power 10% of the average Queensland home.
Your subscription will be added as a fixed amount to each bill, not calculated on a daily basis. This means the same amount will appear on each of your bills.
All subscription levels are shown below with the amount of Clean Energy they purchase and the greenhouse gas emissions they save.
|Subscription options 1||Kilowatt hours per annum||Greenhouse gas emission savings per day (Kg)||Percentage usage of Clean Energy of average regional Queensland home 2|
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1 Costs are based on annual kilowatt hour usage estimates split over four quarterly bills. Subscription amounts are applied per bill. Customers billed monthly will see their fixed subscription amount applied to each monthly bill.
2 Percentages are based on current average household electricity usage in regional Queensland of 6,500 kWh per annum