Renewable Energy Certificates

Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)

Renewable Energy Certificates are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities. For every 1 MWh of energy generated there is one REC created in order to track the renewable attributes of the energy.

HG&E retains the locally generated energy and has the option to sell associated RECs from its generating facilities. Through retaining some RECs and selling others, HG&E blends both environmental and energy-related issues, in order to stabilize electric rates for our customers, while helping the Commonwealth and New England achieve renewable and clean energy goals.

Visit the Clean Energy Dashboard for HG&E's power supply, as well as REC retention.

Explore the links below to learn more about HG&E’s renewable energy facilities, and the steps that we are taking to expand our portfolio of renewable and carbon free generation.

Contact Info

99 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: (413) 536-9300
Toll-free: (877) 742-5443