An organization contracts with a local utility to exclusively purchase energy from renewable sources for 20 yrs. This agreement, makes it possible for the utility to commit to more renewable energy projects. As part of the agreement, the utility agrees to "turn over" the RECs to the organization. Half may be Tier 2; half are probably Tier 3.
For this Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement to apply to the organization's LEED v4 registered projects, it looks like we need to do the following. Am I on the right track? Please correct any misunderstandings.
- Verify the existence of Energy Attribute Certificates for these projects.
- If they don't exist, what does the utility need to do to obtain them?
- Confirm the RECs are not being counted twice- as in satisfying a State mandate as well as being turned over to the organization.