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EPA Explains How RECs Work

April 13, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Renewable Energy Certificates, also known as RECs, represent the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation and are a component of all renewable electricity products. RECs are measured in single megawatt–hour increments and are created at the point of electric generation. Each REC represents a specific amount of electricity produced and delivered to the power grid by a renewable resource such as wind or solar. This video address common questions and concerns about the role and benefits of RECs.

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