What are renewable energy credits (RECs)?

RECs certify that a certain amount of energy was produced by a renewable power source, such as a solar farm or a wind turbine. For 2022, SMECO is obtaining enough RECs to prove that renewable energy sources generated and provided energy equal to 32% of SMECO’s sales. No other entity can claim that renewable energy for their customers. SMECO will obtain increasing amounts of RECs in future years.