Desert Southwest proposes energy credit program for customers

Western’s Desert Southwest Region is seeking comments on its proposed program to make Federal renewable energy credits, or RECs, available to its customers.

DSW released details about the proposed program in a letter delivered to customers and through a new DSW REC website.

States across Western’s service territory are implementing Renewable Portfolio Standard requirements for “green” energy products.  While many of Western’s customers are not yet affected, such requirements continue to evolve and expand to affect more entities.  Federal agencies are already affected by the Federal RPS.  Greenhouse gas requirements are also becoming hot topics in legislatures across the country.

What are RECs?
RECs represent the environmental benefits of renewable energy, sold separately from power generation. This request on behalf of Federal agencies will help meet the government’s renewable energy goals.

Learn more about the proposed program, provide comments and find valuable links at the DSW REC website.