REnewable Energy Credits

Offset your energy usage with renewable and carbon-free energy.

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Offset the energy you use
with renewable energy credits

Organizations working to lower their emissions footprint have a variety of mitigation options available, including activities to reduce their direct emissions, activities to reduce their indirect emissions through energy efficiency initiatives, switching to green power and purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates — also known as Renewable Energy Credits or RECs.

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Purchasing RECs

In North America, renewable power can be purchased and managed in the form of RECs. Each REC embodies the environmental benefits of one megawatt-hour (MWh, equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours) of renewable electricity that is generated by renewable facilities. Certain wind, solar, geothermal, low-impact hydro, and biomass facilities qualify as renewable energy. If you own RECs corresponding to the amount of power you use, you know that the same amount of power was generated at a renewable facility and delivered to the power grid.


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Your environmental impact

When your organization purchases RECs, you reduce the environmental impact of your electricity. Your commitment supports renewable power generation in North America and helps create more demand for clean energy.


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Research Center Saves Green While Going Green

By leveraging Usource’s strong supplier network and unbiased, transparent bidding platform, a New York laboratory was able to save $125,779 over the three-year contract period while also achieving its renewable energy goals.

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Why choose Usource?

Usource is part of the NextEra Energy family of companies, the world’s largest producer of wind and solar energy. As part of NextEra Energy, Usource is uniquely positioned to analyze, facilitate, and execute your renewable energy project and ensure it is a cohesive fit with your overall energy strategy. With deep industry knowledge and a vast network of providers, our energy advisors will help you find the ideal energy solution.



Tell us about your energy and decarbonization goals and we’ll source the best options for your organization.

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