Wynright Corporation, a material handling systems provider, has entered into a contract with Constellation Energy to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match 10 percent of its electricity use at two facilities through March 2015.
RECs are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities in the United States that represent proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource (renewable electricity).
The RECs are Green-e Energy Certified and sourced from wind energy facilities located throughout the United States. Throughout the term of the contract, 10 percent of the electricity Wynright uses at its Elk Grove, IL and Arlington, TX facilities will be matched with RECs.
"Through the purchase of RECs, Wynright and Constellation Energy are teaming together to support the operation and development of facilities that generate clean, renewable energy that replaces emissions otherwise released through fossil fuel generation," said Ken Dickerson, COO of Wynright.
Wynright uses energy-efficient welding, computer-optimized layout and laser-cutting technology that reduce waste, and low-temperature paint application processes that do not have chemical emissions. Wynright also provides customers with comprehensive energy audits and LED lights in controls.
Under the Constellation Energy program, each REC represents the positive environmental attributes of 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated by a renewable power plant, and is retired on behalf of customers wishing to promote their environmental commitment.