What Are Renewable Energy Certificates?

The global power sector is undergoing a major transformation with renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar ramping up across the world at record pace. Supporting the generation of renewable energy is one of the easiest things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Before energy deregulation, the only option you had for your energy supply was your local utility. Today, thanks to energy deregulation, you are able to choose a supplier, such as Kiwi Energy, and thus provides you the opportunity to choose to support sustainable energy.

You may be familiar with the different types of renewable energy sources, but did you know that there are different options for choosing how to support a sustainable future?

One of these options includes choosing an energy supplier who matches your electricity consumption with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). A renewable energy certificate is a market-based instrument that represents the property rights to the environmental, social and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation. RECs are issued when one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity is generated and delivered to the electricity grid from a renewable energy resource.

RECs can be generated from wind, solar, moving water (hydropower), organic material (biomass), and the earth’s heat (geothermal).

So why choose an energy supplier that leverages RECs? It’s an easy way to support the environment and the generation of renewable energy.

RECs make supporting a sustainable future accessible to everyone and are a good choice for you if you:

  • Are a renter who wants to support the renewable energy industry, but can’t install solar panels or other renewable energy technology at your home
  • Are a homeowner and can’t or don’t want to install solar panels or other renewable energy technology at your home
  • Want to reduce your environmental impact

Ready to choose a sustainable future? Kiwi Clean + Wind REC is our variable rate electricity plan that is matched 100% with Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) sourced from national wind. Kiwi Energy purchases these RECs to match a customer’s energy usage.

Switching is easy. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive one final bull with supply charges from your previous provider, and on the following bill, you’ll receive just one single monthly bill from your local utility company for your Kiwi Energy supply charges and your utility delivery charges.

2019-04-04T15:03:50-04:00December 12th, 2018|