International REC Certificate (I-REC)

The International REC Standard (I-REC) is an international type of Energy Qualification Certificate created to certify renewable energy production and consumption in any country in the world. The I-REC Standard is a non-profit organization that provides a robust attribute tracking standard for worldwide use.

The I-REC standard is recognized in many countries and regions, including Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Its usage is increasing every day by companies that want to achieve renewable energy targets and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The I-REC Standard has been recognized as a reliable and auditable monitoring tool by powerful reporting frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), CDP and RE100.

International REC Certificate (I-REC)

The I-REC standard is recognized in many countries and regions, including Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Its usage is increasing every day by companies that want to achieve renewable energy targets and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

International REC Certificate (I-REC)

The I-REC Standard has been recognized as a reliable and auditable monitoring tool by powerful reporting frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), CDP and RE100.

How Does I-REC Work?

Grid Connected Renewable Energy Systems send their power to the same electricity grid that is connected to traditional energy sources (for example natural gas operated power plants). When you use electricity from the grid (therefore, buy it), it is considered that energy is taken from all sources (not just renewable). REC is an independently monitored and verified tool for approving 1 MWh of renewable energy. Purchasing a REC allows you to “reallocate” renewable energy from other sources so you can claim for renewable energy use.

International REC Certificate I-REC Working Principle

Thanks to the use of I-REC, end-users from all over the world can say, “My factory runs on 100% renewable energy.”, “Our products are produced with 100% wind energy.” and “Our global use of electricity causes zero emissions.” If energy certificates are not used, it is impossible to make these reliable claims because electricity is not a physical product that can be boxed and sent from the manufacturer to the consumer. However, these claims are possible with I-REC and similar energy certificates.

Energy Qualification Certificate Programs

These Programs promote the adoption of energy management systems (EMS) in buildings, industrial facilities and other organizations to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

They can accelerate a country’s energy transition by putting additional, marketable value in renewable energy production. Renewable energy producers can sell both the energy and the corresponding REC. The trade of RECs can reduce the dependence on national public renewable energy support programs for manufacturers who want to ensure the economic viability of projects with a complementary income stream. This means that any public money that is available to support renewable energy production can be provided to the projects that need it the most and/or distributed to more projects.

Impact

I-REC is a market-based tool and effectively integrates renewable energy into a global sustainability strategy. Purchasing I-REC certification demonstrates your environmental leadership, your preference to consume renewable energy, and your commitment to changing energy behavior.

What Can We Do Together?

Metsims is a member of the I-REC Renewable Energy Turkey Platform, which aims to provide its customers with the most appropriate solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, achieve renewable energy consumption and energy transition goals. .

You can contact us to get information about our extensive portfolio consisting of Wind Energy, Hydroelectric Energy, and Geothermal Energy.

Meet our I-REC Consultants

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

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