RECs can be used at any time for up to 3 years after the associated production and are designed to be used generically. In other words, your consumption will likely be offset this month from a different source than last month and may use RECs that were produced up to three years ago. This means you may not know where your green dollars are going at any given point in time. There is no sense of ownership associated with your commitment.
PPAs are long term (15-20 year) products bought normally by utilities, typically inflexible and always very complicated, they offer the benefit of knowing exactly where your money is going since you are committed to buy from a specific renewable generation source.
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RPD offers simple, retail oriented contracts of 3, 5 and up to 10 years. We offer smaller contract volumes to match usage load profiles and firm quantities of supply with balancing provisions. Perhaps most importantly you have the option to keep your present retail energy supplier.
We do all the work to make it easy for our customers to buy renewable power, but the greatest differentiator with RPD is your direct connection to a local renewable generator. You have a direct contract link that gives you “ownership” of a slice of your own renewable power, an actual wind farm or solar array. You have a real story to share with customers, employees and stakeholders. Not to mention, this direct link provides greater transparency for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting.