Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Program
Bon Homme Yankton Electric has Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) available for purchase to offset electric use with 100% renewable energy. Bon Homme Yankton Electric is making those credits available to members through the REC Program.
The electricity co-op members receive will still be the same reliable and affordable energy they have always received from the co-op. Businesses can add value to their products or services and showcase their support for renewable energy by participating in the REC Program.
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, solar, and renewable energy
How much does it cost?
$1 per MWh (megawatt hour)
For Example: If a member uses 1,200 kWh of electricity per month, the REC Program would add $1.20 plus tax to the monthly bill.
- 100% Participation = $0.0010 per kWh used
Does a REC Program participant need to purchase any special equipment?
No, Bon Homme Yankton Electric will continue to fulfill all the electric needs of the participant so they can enjoy the benefits of renewable energy.
Where do the RECs come from?
The RECs come from wind, solar, and recovered-heat generation projects in the region that supply renewable energy to Bon Homme Yankton Electric. These include, but are not limited to:
- Crow Lake Wind
- Chamberlain turbines
- Day County Wind Energy Center
- South Dakota Wind Energy Center
- Campbell County Wind Farm
- PrairieWinds 1
- Wilton 1 & 2
- Baldwin Wind Project
- Minot Wind Project
- North Dakota Wind Energy Center
- Lindahl Wind Project
- Sunflower Wind Project
- Brady 1 & 2
- South Central Electric Association Community Solar (Minnesota)
- Redwood Electric Cooperative Community Solar (Minnesota)
***REC's are also generated by several recovered energy generation (waste heat) projects throughout South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.
How do I sign up for the REC Program?
Signing up for the REC Program is simple. Bon Homme Yankton Electric members who would like to participate simply need to call the office at (605) 463-2507 and speak with a member service representative. Members who wish to participate in this voluntary program must fill out a simple one-page agreement to enroll.
How do I promote the REC Program?
Bon Homme Yankton Electric can provide members with window clings and certificates of participation so REC Program participants can showcase their support of renewable energy to neighbors and customers. Businesses can take advantage of these marketing materials and add value to their products and services by telling their customers that they are powered by 100% renewable energy.