Community Energy, Inc. is now offering renewable energy certificates (RECs) for sale to Colorado residents and businesses. The company's NewWind Energy product will be sourced from Colorado wind energy projects and offered to residential customers in 100-kWh increments for $2.00, or a premium of 2¢/kWh, and to commercial customers for 1.2¢/kWh. Initially the RECs will be supplied from a 7.5-MW project located near Lamar, Colorado. In the future, the company plans to add RECs from school-based wind projects in rural Colorado to the resource mix. Community Energy recently contracted with the University of Colorado at Boulder to supply 8.8 million kWh of RECs for three student-run buildings.
In addition, Boulder-based Clean and Green is offering a Green-e certified REC product sourced from municipal and community-based wind energy projects located nationwide. The company offers the RECs to residential customers in 300-kWh increments for about 3¢/kWh. Note: Clean and Green is no longer Green-e certified. (February 29, 2008)
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