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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.

Unbundled REC sales grew to 36 million MWh in 2014, increasing 15% from 2013. The increase in unbundled REC sales may be associated with falling REC prices.

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
(Validated 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 Energy
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 0.15¢/kWh - 0.5¢/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
Green Core Electric Wind Energy 100% new wind Nationwide 1.0¢/kWh Green-e Energy Certified RECs only
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, LPGP Renewables & Trading LLCGreenlight Energy Group
Green Mountain Energy CompanyGreen Power 4 TexasGT Environmental FinanceHess Energy
Hudson Energy ServicesIberdola RenewablesIntegrys Energy GroupJuice Energy
Just EnergyKarboneLiberty PowerMaine Interfaith Power & Light
Mainstay EnergyMassachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy)MidAmerican Energy MotivEarth
NativeEnergyNeuwing Energy VenturesNexant Clean Energy SolutionsNextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy)
Old Mill Power CompanyOneEnergy RenewablesOne Planet RECPacific Renewables
Plymouth Rock EnergyPPL CorporationPremier Energy MarketingPremier Power Solutions
QVINTA, Inc.Reliant EnergyRenewable Choice EnergySelect Energy
Sempra U.S. Gas & PowerShell TradingSky Energy, Inc.Sol Systems
Spartan Renewable EnergySpectron EnvironmentalSterling Planet, Inc.SunEdison
Sun Farm Ventures, Inc.Texas PowerTFS EnergyTradition Energy
Tullett PrebonTwin Eagle Resource ManagementTXU EnergyUnicoi Energy Services
Viking Wind Partners, LLCVillage Green Energy Vision QuestWashington Gas Energy Services
Waste ManagementWaverly Light and PowerWestern Area Power AdministrationWindCurrent
WindQuest 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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