Buck-A-Block

Offset your energy use for as little as $1 a month!

What is Buck-A-Block?

Buck-A-Block is a program that Avista began offering in 2002 to allow customers to purchase blocks of alternative renewable energy (think wind, solar, and biomass) to offset the environmental impact on the environment of their energy usage.

How does it work?

First, you commit to adding one or more $1 blocks of renewable energy offsets to your monthly bill, on top of your normal energy charges.

With each $1 block purchased, Avista is then able to purchase a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) from a qualified renewable energy resource. Each REC represents 300 kWh of renewable energy (such as solar, wind, or biomass) that is then introduced into Avista's grid and used to fulfill its customers energy demands.

If you consider that the average customer uses between 600-1,000 kWh of electricity each month, then it only takes 2-4 $1 blocks to offset the average home's usage! Not too shabby for just a few bucks extra each month.

Ready to enroll?

There's no better time than now to start offsetting your energy usage with clean, renewable energy.

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Since 2015, Avista has offered grants for the installation of solar energy project in order to promote renewables and our Buck-A-Block program. View previous grant recipients.