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Renewable Energy Certificates

Renewable Energy Certificates

What are RECs?

A renewable energy certificate (REC) legally conveys the environmental attributes of 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated from a renewable energy source (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, hydro). RECs are used to track renewable energy from the point of generation to a purchaser of green power. The one purchaser owns exclusive rights to claim all renewable generation attributes of the REC. To safeguard this exclusivity, RECs are tracked in one of 10 electronic tracking systems across Canada and the United States.
 
For more information, contact your large account manager, email RenewableSolutions@duke-energy.com or call the Renewable Service Center at 866.233.2290.
 
For more information, contact your large account manager or call the Renewable Service Center at 866.233.2290.

RECs: Making Green Power Possible

Why RECs are Important

RECs are a flexible tool to help any organization – no matter its limitations – achieve stated environmental and sustainability goals. RECs represent the environmental attributes of 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated from a renewable energy source (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, hydro), and are used to track renewable energy from the point of generation to a purchaser of green power. The electricity purchased from renewable sources displaces electricity on the grid that would have otherwise been produced from traditional generating facilities.

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