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Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Program

Your Co-op is Renewable! 

Southeastern Electric Cooperative Inc. is offering a new program to our members! You now have the opportunity to power your home or business with 100% renewable energy. The energy we use to power the homes and businesses of our members comes from a diversified mix of coal, hydro, natural gas, wind, waste heat and nuclear. There’s no specific way to know which source energy comes from once it’s created and sent out on the grid. However, when renewable energy is produced, a renewable energy credit (REC) is created and that REC represents the valuable renewable attributes of that energy form. One REC is equivalent to 1 megawatt hour (MWh) produced by a renewable energy source.

SEC has RECs available for purchase to offset your current usage with 100% renewable energy through our REC program. The electricity you receive will still be the same reliable, affordable energy you’ve always received from SEC but, by going 100% renewable, you’ll be supporting current and future renewable projects in our area.

How much does it cost?

$1 per MWh

Example: If you use 1200 kWh per month, participating in the REC program it would add $1.20 + tax to your monthly bill.

- Do I need to purchase any special equipment?

No. Southeastern Electric Cooperative will continue to fulfill all your electric needs and you can enjoy the benefits of renewable energy.

- Where do the RECs come from?

The RECs come from several wind farms in the region that supply renewable energy to Southeastern. These include, but are not limited to:

North Dakota: PrairieWinds 1, Wilton 1 & 2, Baldwin Wind Project and Minot Wind Project

South Dakota: Crow Lake Wind, the Chamberlain turbines, Day County Wind Farm and South Dakota Wind Project

If you’re interested in participating in Southeastern Electric Cooperative's REC program and supporting renewable energy production, please contact us at 800-333-2859.  We’re excited to help you reach your renewable energy goals!

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