What is the Renewable Energy Credit (REC) program?
At Alabama Power we believe that renewable resources are our past, present, and future. From generating water-driven hydroelectric power at home to investing in wind farms and solar energy projects, Alabama Power is a leader in promoting the tremendous value of natural resources.
For these reasons we started the Renewable Energy Credit (REC) program. This program allows customers to collaborate with us to invest together in our clean energy future. Customers can purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that are associated with energy generated from renewable sources.
To sign up for the Renewable Energy Certificate program, call Alabama Power Customer Service at 1-800-990-2726.
What is REC?
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) represent 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.
You can purchase a REC for as little as $1.25 a month.
RECs can be used to substantiate renewable energy generation and use claims. They are supported by several different levels of government, regional electricity transmission authorities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and trade associations, as well as in U.S. case law.
RECs include several data attributes, including:
Tracking system ID
Renewable fuel type
Renewable facility location
Nameplate capacity of project
Project vintage (build date)
Certificate (generation) vintage
Certificate unique identification number
Utility to which project is interconnected
Eligibility for certification or RPS
Emissions rate of the renewable resource
To learn more and to sign up for the Renewable Energy Certificate program, call Alabama Power Customer Service at 1-800-990-2726.
More information about RECs is available from the EPA’s website: https://www.epa.gov/greenpower/renewable-energy-certificates-recs.