This is a Renewable Energy Certificate “REC” product. For every unit of renewable electricity generated, an equivalent amount of RECs is produced. The purchase of RECs supports renewable electricity generation, which helps reduce conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable generator is located. You will continue to receive a separate electricity bill from your utility (if applicable).
This product is sold in blocks of 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh). The product is made up of the following resources.
|Renewable Generation Source
||2015 Anticipated Mix
- Actual figures may vary according to resource availability. Our generation mix may vary up to 5% for any source. We will annually report to you the actual resource mix of the RECs you purchased during the preceding year.
- New renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation on or after January 1, 1997.
- Eligible hydroelectric facilities include facilities certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)
(www.lowimpacthydro.org); facilities that are run-of-river hydropower facilities with a total rated nameplate capacity equal to or less than 5 MW; and facilities comprised of a turbine in a pipeline or a turbine in an irrigation canal.
For comparison, the average (2006-2012) mix of energy sources supplying the U.S. includes: Coal (44.9%), Nuclear (19.5%), Oil (1.1%), Natural Gas (23.9%), Large Hydroelectric (6.6%), Other Fossil (.3%), and Renewables (3.7%). (Source: U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration).
The average home in the United States uses 900 kWh per month [Source: U.S. EPA].
For specific information about this REC product, please contact us.