Choose Renewable Energy
Sign up for Clay-Union Electrics REC program and power your home or business on renewable energy.
Clay-Union Electric has Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) available for purchase to offset your current usage with 100% renewable energy options.
The electricity you receive will still be the same reliable, affordable energy you have always received from Clay-Union but, by participating in this program, your home or business will be supporting current and future renewable projects. By purchasing RECs, your business could add value to your products or services, promote future regional renewable projects and showcase your support for renewable energy sources.
What is a Renewable Energy Credit (REC)?
- 1 MWh (megawatt hour) produced by a renewable energy source equals 1 REC
- RECs are also called Green Tags
- RECs represent the valuable renewable attributes of wind energy
How much does it cost?
- $1 per MWh.
- Example: If you use 1200 kWh per month, participating in the REC program would add $1.20 + tax to your monthly bill.
Do I need to purchase any special equipment?
- No. Clay-Union Electric will continue to fulfill all your electric needs and you can enjoy the benefits of renewable energy.
What are my payment options?
- You will be billed monthly based on the kWhs used. The charge will appear on your normal monthly electric statement.
Where do the RECs come from?
The RECs come from several wind farms in the region that supply renewable energy to Clay-Union Electric. 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
What if I move?
- This program is available only to members of Clay-Union Electric. If you move outside of our service territory, you will no longer be a member or eligible for this service.
To learn more about RECs, please view the following video
To sign up for the program, submit your information below the video.