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Power a clean future

Join over 12,000 New Yorkers who are reducing their carbon footprint and supporting New York wind power with Catch the Wind. Starting at $5 per month.

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How it works

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You choose the enrollment level that’s right for you to match all or part of your electricity use with New York wind power. The minimum purchase is 100 kilowatt-hours (or $5 per month) and after that each 50 kWh block costs $2.50 per month.

The cost is automatically added to your regular electricity bill. There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime without penalty.

We deliver New York wind power to the grid on your behalf, reducing the carbon footprint from your electricity use and driving the demand for clean energy in our state.

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Program benefits

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FAQs

For more details about the Catch the Wind Program, review the frequently asked questions below.

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A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) represents the environmental benefit of one megawatt-hour of renewable energy being generated and delivered to the grid. To learn more about how RECs work, check out this video from the Center for Resource Solutions.

We will process your request, and Catch the Wind will appear on your bill within one to two billing periods. We will also send you a welcome email to confirm your program participation, as well as a yearly postcard sharing your personalized Catch the Wind impact report.

The monthly cost depends on the enrollment level you choose. The minimum enrollment level is 100 kWh (or $5 per month) and after that each block costs $2.50 per month. You can support as many 50 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks as you’d like, up to your home’s average monthly electricity usage. The Catch the Wind cost is in addition to your regular electric charges.

Catch the Wind money goes toward the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from wind energy facilities in New York as well as toward program administration and marketing. NYSEG does not profit from Catch the Wind.

No. Through Catch the Wind, you can easily support renewables without installing or maintaining any equipment at your home.

Whether you rent or own your home, you can participate in Catch the Wind so long as you are a NYSEG customer.

No, the renewable energy is not going directly to your home. When renewable electricity gets generated and added to the electric grid, it cannot be distinguished from other energy sources. Through Catch the Wind, NYSEG  is purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on your behalf, which means you get to claim the environmental benefits of the renewable energy generation.

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Resources

For more details, view the Catch the Wind Terms and Conditions and the product content label.

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