The essence of Green Energy is to provide market-based choices for electricity consumers to purchase power from environmentally preferred sources.

 The term "Green Energy" is used to define power generated from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, geothermal, hydro power and various forms of biomass.

 Green Energy has the potential to expand domestic markets for renewable energy technologies by fostering greater availability of renewable electric service options in retail markets.

 Although renewable energy development has traditionally been limited by cost considerations, customer choice allows consumer preferences for cleaner energy sources to be reflected in market transactions.