Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities in the United States that represent proof that electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource (renewable electricity) and was fed into the grid.
To help promote the use of renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, various regional systems are being developed that divide renewable electricity into two parts: the electricity that actually makes its way into the power grid and the environmental benefits of the renewable power source.
Renewable Energy Credits are available for purchase through A&N Electric Cooperative.
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), of which A&N Electric Cooperative is a member, buys over 110 megawatts worth of wind power and renewable energy credits.
ODEC sells all of the renewable energy credits purchased under its long-term wind power agreements to its member-owners and to others.
The wind energy comes from several wind turbine facilities in Pennsylvania and Maryland.