By participating in Wellspring Renewable Energy, members not only help support wind and solar development in Minnesota, but they also help reduce our dependency on non-renewable energy sources.
Participating in Wellspring
Wellspring Renewable Energy is a voluntary program that gives Dakota Electric members a way to provide additional support for renewable energy technologies.
How it works
Those who participate in the Wellspring program purchase renewable energy credits (RECs). For every 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of clean, renewable electricity generation, a REC is created. RECs embody all of the environmental attributes of electric generation and can be tracked separately from the underlying electricity. Dakota Electric provides Wellspring energy to members through Great River Energy, our wholesale power supplier, making it easy for members to support renewable energy and its future.
Wellspring is sold in 100 kWh blocks, and members can purchase a fixed number of blocks each month or enough to power their monthly electricity use.
There are two options to choose from:
Fixed number per month
Wind, solar or a combination of both
Number per month fluctuates
Either wind or solar
For questions regarding Wellspring Renewable Energy options, or to participate, please contact our Energy Experts® at 651-463-6212.
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