Emmanuel is powered by 100% Wind Sourced Electricity

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Switch to clean renewable energy for your household.

Why wind? Taking 5 minutes to switch to wind reduces your household carbon footprint by about 25%. Switching your home or apartment to wind has the carbon impact of planting 177 trees. If 1,500 people switch to wind power together, that’s like taking 2,250 cars off the road.

Your money matters! Instead of paying a coal plant to produce pollution and asthma, the money you pay for electricity will go to a wind farm and will help create a better, pollution-free future. Depending on the supplier or plan you choose, these wind farms may not be located in our regional area.

  • You have the power to choose your electricity supplier.
  • You still receive the same utility electricity bill and service.
  • Your utility (BGE/PEPCO) still remains your provider
  • No change in billing & payments
  • Nothing to install
  • You will only be changing electricity supplier

The Office of People’s Counsel provides an electricity retail price comparison here. (Choose your utility).
A complete list of energy suppliers can be found on BGE’s website here.
 Please look for the following:
  • Make sure the renewable energy is Green-e certified
  • Make sure it is a fixed rate contract – variable rate contracts can get expensive
  • Make sure there are no monthly fees and check renewal terms/cancellations fees.

Please contact Liz Feighner at, if you have questions about choosing a 100% Wind supplier.

Emmanuel UMC has partnered with Groundswell to help with discounted rates from WGL for many years.
Many suppliers above now offer competitive rates for 100% Wind

Check Groundswell Options HERE and Rates HERE

Important Renewal Information

If you signed up with Groundswell previously and your WGL contract is up for renewal, please visit WGL Renewal Information.

If you have trouble receiving these rates, contact Groundswell at or 202-753-9672.

About Groundswell: Groundswell is a nonprofit that negotiates for you. For the past five years, we’ve been helping communities save money and create a better future. People have the power to switch their electricity to wind power. If we do it together, we can save money and amplify our impact.

  • Groundswell vets and screens energy suppliers to ensure you get a fair contract and quality customer service.
  • By switching to 100% wind power through Groundswell, people paid 10% less than if they switched on their own.
  • PLUS a $10 donation back to Emmanuel per enrollment
  • This program is open to any Pepco, BGE, & Potomac Edison customer.

Groundswell and their partners have brought together over 4,000 community organizations and residents. Emmanuel UMC already switched to 100% wind power through the Groundswell group for non-profits and faith communities. Questions? Contact or 202-753-9672. Make the Switch HERE!

Contact  Liz Feighner at