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Windsource Program

Through the Windsource Program, the SOS ensures that Davies Student Center is powered by 100% renewable energy. Windsource is a voluntary program that allows residential and business customers to purchase RECs from Xcel Energy.

What is a REC?

A renewable energy credit (REC) is a tradable instrument that can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets, as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. One REC is a certificate that represents the generation of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity from an eligible source of renewable energy. RECs, combined with electricity sourced from the normal power grid, are functionally equivalent to purchasing green power from a local utility, no matter where the REC may be sourced from. The RECs purchased by the SOS for the Davies Student Center are sourced from wind farms in Minnesota.

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