So, you’re environmentally conscious and interested in renewable energy, but not sure if it’s available to you? Good news! If you live in a deregulated state, even if your local utility doesn’t offer green energy, Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs, make it possible for you to choose to enroll in a renewable energy supply. AEP Energy offers a green smart energy subscription, ECO-Advantage®, which matches 100% of your electricity usage with national Green-e® certified wind RECs.
What is a REC?
RECs are the market-based and legally accepted instrument which represent the property rights to the environmental attributes of renewable electricity generation. RECs are issued when electricity is generated from a renewable source and delivered to the grid. So, an energy supplier like AEP Energy, can purchase RECs which match your energy supply to 100% renewable sources. RECs make it possible for you to support the generation of electricity from renewable sources even if you don’t live near or have access to them.
What Makes Up a REC?
Renewable Energy Credits are a tracking mechanism which audit and identify from where and what renewable sources were purchased. Because the electricity in the grid doesn’t identify how it was generated, RECs account for, track, and assign ownership to the renewable electricity generation and use. Basically, they serve as proof for the consumer that renewable energy sources were used in the generation of electricity.
Each REC Includes:
Certificate Data and Type
Tracking System ID
Renewable Fuel Type
Renewable Facility Location
Nameplate Capacity of Project
Project Build Date
Certificate Unique ID Number
Utility to Which Project is Interconnected
Eligibility for Certification or RPS
Emissions Rate of the Renewable Resource
AEP Energy is proud to offer to residential customers the opportunity to choose ECO-Advantage which is Green-e certified and meets the highest environmental and customer protection standards. Green-e Energy is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy.1
How Can I Enroll in a Smart Energy Subscription?
It’s easy! Simply enter your zip code here to see AEP Energy’s complete list of price plans available for you! Environmentally friendly green energy IS an option and you DO have a choice!
1For information on Green-e Energy, write to Green-e Energy, 1012 Torney Ave., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94129, or visit www.green-e.org.
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