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 REC 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 RECs purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity. Increased demand for and generation of renewable electricity help 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 are verified and certified by Green-e Energy, and TVA is required to disclose the quantity, type and geographic source of each certificate. Please see the Product Content Label or this information. Green-e Energy also verifies that the renewable certificates are not sold more than once or claimed by more than one party.