Renewable Energy Certificates

Mark your home or business' energy use as 100% renewable

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) were created to help customers prioritize the use of renewable energy resources. One REC legally conveys the environmental attributes of one megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power facilities. Purchasing RECs helps to support renewables and allows REC holders to officially claim their energy was sourced from 100% renewable energy.

2021 REC price is $0.00076/kWh

Since the utility sells each REC without markup, LES customers can also purchase RECs for pennies on the MWh (fractions of a penny per kilowatt-hour).

Enroll in LES' REC Rider

 

REC Rider

In 2020, LES began offering its new REC Rider, LES’ renewable energy certificate program. Through the program, you can purchase LES RECs to cover each kilowatt-hour of electricity on your monthly LES bill. By doing so, you’re reducing your carbon footprint and officially marking your home or business energy use as 100% renewable. You’ll continue to receive electric service according to your current rate with the same reliable, affordable service.

The program is an opportunity to promote environmental leadership in our community by allowing you to directly participate in the benefits of LES’ over 1.25 million megawatt-hours of renewable electricity from wind, solar and landfill gas each year. A REC is created with each MWh, equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours, LES produces.

The 2021 REC price is $0.00076/kWh, which translates to about $8/year for an average Lincoln-area home. LES will update the REC price annually (in January) based on the latest market projections. There is also a one-time enrollment fee of $10 added to your next bill.

Supplementing your wind or solar

If you produce your own renewable energy through LES’ net metering or virtual net metering programs, LES' new REC Rider retires RECs on your behalf to cover any energy consumption that exceeds your own production — all clearly laid out on your monthly bill.

Smart and sustainable

Being smart with your energy use has never been easier than it is today. Many customers in the LES service territory have made the switch to electric vehicles and other energy-smart technologies. If you’ve gotten off gas and are looking for ways to make the energy used in your EV more sustainable, the LES REC Rider offers the perfect opportunity. With RECs, you can make your drive time more sustainable and make our community greener in the process.

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