MEC Now Offers Renewable Energy
For members interested in seeing the development and expansion
of renewable energy sources, MEC now offers electric service
backed 100% by Renewable Energy Certificates (Rider GT). This
Rider is available on a voluntary basis as a “companion rate” to
any residential customer for the entire month’s electricity
usage. After a member signs up for electric service backed 100%
by Renewable Energy Certificates Rider, an additional charge of
$0.015 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is added to the monthly bill.
This is a sell-at-cost charge with no profit or added fee for
MECKLENBURG ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE.
For every 1,000 kWh sold, MEC will purchase a Renewable Energy
Certificate from Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).
Renewable Energy Certificates are produced every time a
renewable source (windmill, solar array, hydro, etc.) generates
1,000 kWh. At this time all Renewable Energy Credits offered by
ODEC will be sourced from one or more of the following:
The Armenia Mountain Wind Farm in north-central Pennsylvania
(Tioga and Bradford counties)
The Stony Creek Wind Farm in south-western Pennsylvania
The Criterion Wind Farm in Western Maryland (under construction
in Garrett County)