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).