In the US, renewable generation is certified and tracked using RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates). One REC is issued for every MWh of eligible renewable energy that is delivered to the electric grid. A REC contains unique identifying details of the energy generated, including the renewable fuel type, project name and location, the vintage of the project and the generation, and serial number.
Within New York, the Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS) is used to track generation ownership and attributes, including RECs.
How are RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) procured? Centralized procurement by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) or through voluntary programs.
Are renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) available? Yes
Are Green Tariffs available? No