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Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

Renewable energy certificates (RECs), also known as renewable energy credits, green certificates, green tags, or tradable renewable certificates, represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects and are sold separate from commodity electricity. Customers can buy green certificates whether or not they have access to green power through their local utility or a competitive electricity marketer and they can purchase RECs without having to switch electricity suppliers.

The unbundled REC markets saw little movement in 2013, increasing just 1%, to 31.4 million MWh. Increases in wholesale REC market prices and interest by large customers in procuring renewable energy in more direct ways may be causing the lack of aggressive growth seen in previous years.

Retail Products

The table shown here summarizes renewable energy certificate (REC) products available to retail customers nationally or regionally. Please contact our Webmaster if you have questions or more recent information regarding these products.

Company and product listings do not represent endorsement by either the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or the U.S. Department of Energy.

National Retail REC Products
(Verified January 2015 with regular updates)

Certificate Marketer Product Name Renewable Resources Location of Renewable Resources Residential Price Premiums* Certification
3Degrees National Renewable Energy Certificates 100% wind, solar, geothermal, low-impact hydro, biogas, biomass Nationwide 0.5¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh Green-e Energy
3 Phases Renewables Green Certificates 100% biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, wind Nationwide 1.2¢/kWh Green-e Energy
Arcadia Power Wind Energy 100% new wind Nationwide 0.5¢/kwh-1.5¢/kwh Green-e
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Renewable Energy Certificates wind, low-impact hydro, biogas, landfill gas, geothermal, solar Nationwide 0.8¢/kWh Green-e Energy
Carbon Solutions Group CSG CleanBuild biomass, biogas, wind, solar, hydro Nationwide .15¢/kWh - .5¢/kWh Green-e Energy
Community Energy NewWind Energy 100% new wind Nationwide 2.5¢/kWh Green-e Energy
EDP Renewables US Wind 100% wind Nationwide 0.8¢/kWh
GP Renewables & Trading LLC GP-REC Structured Product solar, hydro, biomass, landfill gas, energy efficiency Localized by state and region 0.2¢/kWh
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance New England Wind Friends 100% new wind New England 5.0¢/kWh (contribution)
North American Power American Wind 100% wind Nationwide 1.5¢/kWh Green-e Energy
NuPath Energy NuSource1 wind, solar Nationwide 1.2¢/kWh Independent 3rd party
NuPath Energy NuSourceNY wind, small hydro NY/nationwide 1.6¢/kWh Independent 3rd party
Renewable Choice Energy American Wind 100% new wind Nationwide 2.0¢/kWh Green-e Energy
REpowerNow REpower Credits wind, solar, hydro Wisconsin 2.5¢/kWh
Santee Cooper SC Green Power landfill gas, solar South Carolina 3.0¢/kWh Green-e Energy
Sky Energy, Inc. WIND-E Renewable Energy 100% wind Nationwide 2.4¢/kWh
Sterling Planet Sterling Wind 100% new wind Nationwide 1.5¢/kWh Green-e Energy
WindCurrent Chesapeake Windcurrent 100% new wind Mid-Atlantic States 1.5¢/kWh

Notes:
* Product prices are updated as of January 2015. Premium may also apply to small commercial customers. Large users may be able to negotiate price premiums.

Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory.



Commercial &/or Wholesale Marketers

The table shown here lists commercial &/or wholesale marketers of renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Company and product listings do not represent endorsement by either the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or the U.S. Department of Energy.

National Commercial &/or Wholesale REC Marketers

3Degrees3 Phases RenewablesAir & Liquid Advisors LLCAmerex Brokers
Arcadia PowerAtlantic Energy GroupBasin Electric Power CooperativeBlueRock Energy
Bonneville Environmental FoundationBonneville Power Administration (BPA)BP Energy CompanyBrookfield Renewable Power
Calpine CorporationCarbonCCY ManagementCarbonfund.orgCarbon Solutions Group
Clean CurrentsClear Energy Brokerage & ConsultingClear Sky PowerComEd
Community Energy Inc.Conservation Services GroupConstellation NewEnergyDirect Energy Business
Ecoelectrons Renewable EnergyEDP RenewablesElement Markets Empire District Electric Company
Endless Energy CorporationExelon Power TeamFirstEnergy Solutions CorporationFlett Exchange
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NAGood Energy, LPGreenlight Energy GroupGreen Mountain Energy Company
Green Power 4 TexasGT Environmental FinanceHess EnergyHudson Energy Services
Iberdola RenewablesIntegrys Energy GroupJuice EnergyJust Energy
KarboneLiberty PowerMaine Interfaith Power & LightMainstay Energy
Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy)MidAmerican Energy MotivEarthNativeEnergy
Neuwing Energy VenturesNexant Clean Energy SolutionsNextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy)Old Mill Power Company
OneEnergy RenewablesOne Planet RECPacific RenewablesPlymouth Rock Energy
PPL CorporationPremier Energy MarketingPremier Power SolutionsQVINTA, Inc.
Reliant EnergyRenewable Choice EnergySelect EnergySempra U.S. Gas & Power
Shell TradingSky Energy, Inc.Sol SystemsSpartan Renewable Energy
Spectron EnvironmentalSterling Planet, Inc.SunEdisonSun Farm Ventures, Inc.
Texas PowerTFS EnergyTradition EnergyTullett Prebon
Twin Eagle Resource ManagementTXU EnergyUnicoi Energy ServicesViking Wind Partners, LLC
Village Green Energy Vision QuestWashington Gas Energy ServicesWaste Management
Waverly Light and PowerWestern Area Power AdministrationWindCurrentWindQuest Energy, Inc.
WindStreet EnergyWorld Energy

Not finding the product you were looking for? Please refer to the state-based product tables in the Can I Buy Green Power in My State? website.

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