American Wind Energy Association
U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership
PA Power Switch
PennFuture Energy Center

Basic Terms

What is a Renewable Energy Credit or REC?
A REC represents the environmental attributes of electricity generated from renewable resources. One REC represents the generation of 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity from an eligible source of renewable energy. Every MWh of renewable energy delivered to the grid equals one less MWh of fossil fuel or other traditional energy source of energy generation. A REC can be used by residents and businesses to show a voluntary renewable energy purchase. It can also be used by utilities to meet regulatory compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. RECs are also known as “green tags” and “green certificates.”
About ChoosePAWind
ChoosePAWind is an initiative to encourage engery consumers in the state to power their businesses and home with energy from PA wind farms.