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Invest in a Greener Future

Looking to pass on a greener energy future to the next generation? You can help support renewable energy development and reduce fossil fuel dependence by purchasing a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC).

Please note: Effective January 1, 2014, our EarthSmart Green Rate is no longer available.

These certificates are tradable commodities that provide revenues to renewable energy suppliers, with each certificate representing 1,000 kilowatt hours of renewable generation. Each REC represents enough renewable energy to power an average home for two months while reducing carbon dioxide from the environment.

While choosing to invest in a REC will not affect your monthly Eversource bill, you will be helping to create a market for more renewable energy opportunities in our region, and throughout the country.

To learn more about purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates, visit the Environmental Protection Agency's website.