Does a Renewable Energy Credit company work with ohmconnect?
@UkiwiS Arcadia Power will take over the billing from your utility company, so there will still be only 1 bill. They have 2 wind energy programs. Their free program: they will buy RECS on your behalf for 50% of your energy usage. Using this program, which is the default program, there will be no surcharge from Arcadia. I use this and they charge me exactly the same amount that I see on my utility bill. They do have a paid premium program where they will buy RECS for 100% of your energy usage, but they do charge you a bit for that so I haven't done this yet.
The small monetary benefit for the consumers is that we get to pay our utility bill to Arcadia using credit card with no fee. So we get the credit card rewards without having to pay the transaction fee. Vast majority of utility companies will allow you to pay by credit card, but with a fee that's higher than what you will earn from most credit cards.
They also have a community solar program. I was excited to see that but its current implementation isn't that great for consumers so I haven't signed up for that yet.
Arcadia Power doesn't replace your utility. You can definitely use Arcadia Power and use OhmConnect at the same time, I am using both right now. I highly recommend using Arcadia Power to help pay for your utility bills. It is great for saving money, getting credit card rewards benefit without paying a fee, and promoting renewable energy. This is a win-win for everyone involved. Appreciate it if you use my referral if you find this useful:
@keltonreala how exactly does Arcadia work?
If people sign up with them does Arcadia now bill them, instead of their utility or are there now 2 bills?
I see a lot of complaints on the BBB about them and deceptive practices.https://www.bbb.org/us/dc/washington/profile/energy-service-company/arcadia-power-inc-0241-236000288/complaints
I believe they use RECS, right?
I think this means that if you sign up with Arcadia you will actually be paying more than you would if you simply used your utility, no?
@AKPsi BAAC Chapter yes that's right. The 50% wind energy program does not have any surcharge from Arcadia Power. The 100% wind energy program does have a surcharge. Feel free to pick the one that you are comfortable with. I am using the 50% wind energy program right now. I would love to see them make their community solar program better for the consumers. That is something I am very interested to participate in, but the current terms are not very good. What kind of community solar company do you work for? What are some of the options for consumers?
@OurTKClass The Arcadia Power community solar program currently costs $100 per unit. Participants do save money in the long run, but the return is way too small and takes way too long to realize, so I don't think it's good right now. I have heard that they had promotions in the past where they lowered the cost to $75 per unit. In that case I do think it's worth it. I am waiting to see if they run that promotion or similar promotions again.