Forms & Applications

GT Rider – Renewable Energy Certificate

Go GREEN with electricity that is backed 100% by Renewable Energy Certificates under the “Rider GT” rate.

This Rider is available, on a voluntary basis, as a “companion rate” to any residential bill for the entire month’s electricity use and will be implemented for those using the program.

After a member signs up for the electric service backed 100% by Renewable Energy Certificates, the Rider will add an additional charge of $0.015 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to the Energy Supply line on your monthly bill. This is a sell-at-cost charge, or straight pass-through cost, with no profit or fee added by your Cooperative – participating members will pay exactly what the Cooperative pays.

For every 1,000 kWh sold under the program, 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 (Somerset County)
  • The Criterion Wind Farm in western Maryland (under construction in Garrett County)

For more information, or to sign up for the program, call (434) 372-6137.