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Green Premium
The "green premium" is defined as the average monthly cost for 100 percent renewable plans of a given contract length (for example, one year), less the average monthly cost for plans with less than 100 percent renewable content and based on the assumed usage profile for a 12,000 per-kilowatt-hour/year user. The green premium may be thought of as an answer to the question: "On average, how much more per month would the average monthly payment be for a 100 percent renewable version of a plan with the same contract length?"
100% renewable plan at $104.07/month
less  Non-100% renewable plan at $100.00/month
Green Premium of $ 4.07/month
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