Categories: Renewable Energy

What is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

December 15, 2021

A question we often hear about renewable energy is: What exactly is a renewable energy certificate?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a renewable energy certificate (REC) as a tradeable, market-based instrument that represents the legal property rights to the “renewable-ness” — or all non-power attributes — of renewable electricity generation.1

A REC is issued for every megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated and delivered to the electric grid from a renewable energy resource. RECs can then be sold and purchased in the renewable electricity market. Energy suppliers like Santanna purchase RECs from different renewable generation owners, and then pass along the benefits to their residential and commercial retail energy customers.

RECs are effectively the currency of the renewable energy market. RECs give you the ability to support renewable energy even if you cannot generate renewable energy at your home or service location.

Shown below is an informative video from the US EPA explaining more about RECs. For more information about RECs and how they work, please visit the EPA’s website.

 

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About Us

Santanna Energy Services is an employee-owned company specializing in home electricity and natural gas supply in deregulated energy states of Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana.

Founded in 1988, Santanna has been in business for over 33 years. We offer easy home energy solutions designed for more flexibility, comfort, and control. Plus, we offer a great Rewards program with deep discounts on thousands of name brand products & services.

We believe you deserve more value from your home energy provider. Your peace of mind is our priority #1.

Have questions about our electricity and natural gas plans? Just give us a call!

Call: 1-630-491-6784

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Categories: Renewable Energy

What is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

December 15, 2021

A question we often hear about renewable energy is: What exactly is a renewable energy certificate?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a renewable energy certificate (REC) as a tradeable, market-based instrument that represents the legal property rights to the “renewable-ness” — or all non-power attributes — of renewable electricity generation.1

A REC is issued for every megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity generated and delivered to the electric grid from a renewable energy resource. RECs can then be sold and purchased in the renewable electricity market. Energy suppliers like Santanna purchase RECs from different renewable generation owners, and then pass along the benefits to their residential and commercial retail energy customers.

RECs are effectively the currency of the renewable energy market. RECs give you the ability to support renewable energy even if you cannot generate renewable energy at your home or service location.

Shown below is an informative video from the US EPA explaining more about RECs. For more information about RECs and how they work, please visit the EPA’s website.

 

1epa.gov

 

About Us

Santanna Energy Services is an employee-owned company specializing in home electricity and natural gas supply in deregulated energy states of Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana.

Founded in 1988, Santanna has been in business for over 33 years. We offer easy home energy solutions designed for more flexibility, comfort, and control. Plus, we offer a great Rewards program with deep discounts on thousands of name brand products & services.

We believe you deserve more value from your home energy provider. Your peace of mind is our priority #1.

Have questions about our electricity and natural gas plans? Just give us a call!

Call: 1-630-491-6784

Share This Story!

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