Supporting energy generated from renewable resources is important to AEP Energy and we make it easy for businesses to embrace green energy.
Renewable Product Plan – Our Renewable Product Plan is ideal for environmentally conscious businesses looking to invest in the future of renewable energy. This plan matches 100% of your business’ usage with national Green-e® Energy Certified Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). With this plan, you will stabilize your electricity while committing your business to a cleaner future.
Here are a few reasons to consider renewable energy for your business:
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You’ll get peace of mind knowing that you’ve made a sound choice that supports renewable energy resources as well as lessening your business’ impact to the environment for the many generations to come.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy comes from natural sources that are constantly and sustainably replenished such as wind, solar or hydro. Renewable energy resources are 100% pollution-free and have lower greenhouse gas emissions than traditional energy resources.
Why choose a Renewable Product Plan?
The sun, wind, water or heat from the earth are sustainable energy sources. Since they are replenished daily, they are a source of essentially unlimited energy. There are also numerous environmental, health, and economic benefits associated with selecting electricity generated from natural, renewable resources.
When you go green, you’ll get peace of mind knowing that your business has made a sound choice that supports renewable energy resources as well as helping to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.
What is a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)?
A REC is the environmental attribute associated with the generation of one megawatt hour of renewable energy. Each REC embodies different characteristics that vary depending on the generation facility. Buying RECs helps build a market for renewable electricity. It also has other environmental benefits such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A REC represents the environmental benefits of one megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy that can be paired with electricity. For more information, see the information below.
Your purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) supports renewable electricity production in the region of generation. For every unit of renewable electricity generated, an equivalent amount of RECs is produced, and by purchasing and pairing RECs with your electricity service you are using and receiving the benefits of that renewable electricity. You will continue to receive a separate electricity bill from your utility for electricity service [if applicable]. Your REC purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity. Increased demand for and generation of renewable electricity helps reduce conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable electricity generator is located. It also has other local and global environmental benefits which may include emitting little or no regional air pollution or carbon dioxide. The RECs in AEP Energy’s renewable energy plans are verified and certified by Green-e Energy®, and AEP Energy is required to disclose the quantity, type and geographic source of each certificate. Please see the Product Content Label for this information. Green-e Energy also verifies that the renewable certificates are not sold more than once or claimed by more than one party.
For information on Green-e Energy please visit its website, www.green-e.org.
Who is Green-e Energy®?
AEP Energy is proud to offer business customers the opportunity to choose a renewable option that matches a percentage of your electricity usage with national, Green-e Energy Certified, Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Green-e Energy, the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy, certifies that our renewable energy plan meets the highest environmental and consumer protection standards.
For information on Green-e Energy, write to Green-e Energy, 1012 Torney Ave., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94129, or log on to www.green-e.org.
AEP Energy’s Renewable Product Plan is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.