- Through the purchase and retirement of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)* on behalf of its Illinois customers, mc2 surpassed the 1 billion-kWh mark of green energy generated
- Green RECs retired by mc2 represent the equivalent of eliminating over 919,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere
- The retired RECs represent the electricity consumption of over 125,000 typical residential homes in a year
CHICAGO — MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2), a leading retail electricity supply company located in Chicago, recently exceeded the milestone of retiring 1,000,000 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)*, which represent the generation from renewable resources of over 1 billion kilowatt-hour (kWh) of green energy. mc2 offers product options that allow its residential, commercial, industrial, educational and municipal customers to do their part in helping to reduce the world’s carbon footprint. Over the past eight years, the company has collectively retired over 1.3 million RECs and surpassed the 1.3 billion-kWh threshold for voluntary green energy generation.
“The purchase and retirement of the green RECs help support the development of sustainable electricity generation resources, such as wind and solar. This is a significant achievement, and we are proud to be a green energy supplier.”Said Chuck Sutton, founder and president of mc2.
As part of the voluntary green energy REC retirement process, mc2 assisted seven Chicago-area communities in becoming certified EPA Green Power Partnership Communities. These municipal aggregation communities served by mc2 include Clarendon Hills, LaGrange Park, Oswego, Palos Park, South Barrington, South Elgin and Tinley Park.
“The Village of South Barrington, Illinois is pleased to become an EPA Green Power Partnership Community utilizing wind generated Renewable Energy Credits for the eligible Community Choice Aggregation customers served by MC Squared Energy. We support the development of sustainable energy resources, and the reduction of our carbon footprint. Becoming an EPA Green Power Partner is a proactive step that we can take to help these efforts.”Said South Barrington mayor Paula McCombie.
mc2 hopes to surpass the 2 billion-kWh threshold for voluntary green RECs by 2020 as the demand for green options for electricity supply continues to expand. In addition, mc2 looks forward to rolling out exciting new ways for its customers to support — and benefit from — new renewable energy generation resources in Illinois.
About MC Squared Energy Services, LLC
Established in 2008 by veteran energy industry experts, MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc²) is a certified, retail electric-service provider headquartered in Chicago. mc² helps businesses and individuals with competitive electric supply products to fit their specific needs. The company’s customer-focused team has the resources and knowledge to meet its customers electrical supply requirements. mc² prides itself on being responsive to its customers.
MC Squared Energy Services, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolverine Holdings. Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services and technology solutions. They are recognized as a market leader with focus on innovation, achievement and integrity with clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with satellite offices in New York and San Francisco, and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.
*Each REC represents 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy generated from a clean, renewable source, such as wind, solar, hydro or certain types of renewable biomass. Over 95 percent of the RECs that mc2 retired were sourced from wind generation resources within the Midwest. All RECs purchased and retired by mc2 were tracked through an independent third party, the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS).
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