Renewable Energy Credits
Killington Resort continues to strive to be more energy efficient, reduce its carbon footprint and empower small, sustainable energy suppliers.
Killington offsets 100 percent of its electricity use through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). Over the last four years Killington Resort has purchased over 107 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of RECs, which has eliminated more the 66,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions – an amount equal to the emissions produced by 7,466 average homes. Killington’s commitment of RECs is the largest of any resort in the East.
Killington, through its parent company Powdr Corp., works with Renewable Choice Energy, a Boulder, Colo. based renewable energy provider. Renewable Choice has won many awards including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2012 Green Power Supplier of the Year award. The company provides Green-e certified RECs generated from wind, biomass and small hydro-electric producers. The EPA estimates that through the purchase of RECs Powdr Corp. avoids more than 300 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually, which is equal to removing 26,682 passenger vehicles from the road or the energy use of 11,782 average American homes in a year.
Killington Resort’s parent company Powdr Corp. was recognized in 2008 one of nine organizations to receive the Green Power Leadership Award from the EPA and continues to be a member of the Green Power Leadership Club. The annual award recognizes the country’s leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to advancing the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. Powdr Corp. currently purchases nearly 80 million kWh of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 100 percent of the organization’s purchased electricity.