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Hypertherm Buys RECs for 100% of Electricity

March 17, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

REC Energy ManageHypertherm, a New Hampshire manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has purchased green power from Renewable Choice Energy to offset 100 percent of its electricity consumption in the United States. The company has purchased more than 18 million kWh of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice for 2014.

The purchase was established and is managed through the assistance of Maine-based consultant Competitive Energy Services.

In 2013, Hypertherm became an EPA Green Power Partner and additionally qualified for the Green Power Leadership Club, one of only six companies nationwide from the “Industrial Goods and Services” sector.

Part of Hypertherm’s environmental strategy is to halve the company’s carbon impact and to improve the energy efficiency of the business by 30 percent by 2020. A cross-organizational working group has already saved 2,000,000 kWh from conservation projects over the last two years.

The RECs purchased by Hypertherm are certified by Green-e Energy, a certification program for renewable energy.

This is the second year the company has purchased RECs from Renewable Choice.

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