Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets

Meet your sustainability goals and support a cleaner environment in North Carolina by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets. Advanced Energy is proud to offer local RECs and regional carbon offsets through our NC GreenPower program. Formed in 2003, NC GreenPower is the only nonprofit in North Carolina that offers in-state RECs and regional carbon offsets. When you work with NC GreenPower, you are supporting community projects, the local economy and the environment.

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Renewable Energy Certificates

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) are the environmental attributes associated with the generation of 1 MWh of energy from a renewable resource. RECs are used to offset electricity usage from traditional resources such as fossil fuels. All of our RECs are sourced locally from North Carolina.

Carbon Offsets

Carbon offsets are created by projects that mitigate one metric ton of carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide equivalents (greenhouse gas emissions). Types of carbon offsets include methane collection and combustion from landfills, farm animals, and other industrial or forestry projects. All carbon offsets must meet our quality criteria to ensure projects are making a positive difference.


Brokered Bids

  • For clients who need a minimum of $15,000 per year of RECs or carbon offsets, we will seek competitively priced projects for your consideration

Renewable Energy Certificates

  • Individuals and Small Businesses: $4.00 per block of 125 kWh ($32 REC, also supports solar installations at schools for non-Duke Energy customers)
  • Large Businesses: $2.50 per block of 250 kWh ($10 REC), minimum of 40 blocks/month (or $100/month)

Carbon Offsets

  • $4.00 per block of 1,000 lbs of offset (or $8.82 per metric ton)

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