The term REC stands for “Renewable Energy Certificates,” which are the cornerstone for tracking the use and generation of renewable energy. Each REC represents 1 Megawatt-hour worth of renewable energy as well as the gains for the environment.

These certificates are used to quantify and measure consumption/delivery-based state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS).

* Please note that each state has separate RPS requirements, and Spring Power & Gas’ general definition of a REC is not state-specific and we aim to go above and beyond the state law requirements for RECs.