What are RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates)?


As described in the CMLP Strategic Plan, CMLP is purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to help green our power supply. Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities that provide proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from a renewable energy resource and was fed into the shared system of power lines which transport energy. Solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) are RECs that are specifically generated by solar energy.

This YouTube video from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RECs: Making Green Power Possible explains why RECs make power green.

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1. Who do I call for information or billing questions on my Electric, Water & Sewer, and Broadband accounts?
2. What are RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates)?
3. Why did CMLP switch to monthly billing?
4. Will my water/sewer bill be changed to monthly billing like my electric bill?
5. Have electric rates changed?
6. Do you still offer any rebates?
7. Do you offer discounted rates for senior citizens?
8. Do you offer a low-income discount rate?
9. What is the meter charge?
10. How is energy use calculated for my bill?
11. Where can I pay my bill?
12. Can I pay with a credit or debit card?