A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is the environmental attributes a megawatt hour (mWh) of green power injected into the grid.
When green power generators inject green power into the grid, they have the rights to sell their certificates.
When buying green power certificates there is an audit guaranteed provided,
asserting that green power is being exported onto the grid to help offset the conventional power you use.
This is done by investing in the purchase of and retiring enough RECs to offset your electricity consumption.
1 REC = 1 MWh of green, renewable energy when paired with the equivalent amount of electricity.
Using RECs to offset your electricity use from conventional resources guarantees that the volume purchased has been placed onto the power grid.
Biomass RECs are purchased by Green Alberta Energy from:
- Whitecourt Power Limited Partnership, Whitecourt Alberta.
- Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation, Port Mellon BC.