City of Pittsburgh Buying RECs from Scioto Ridge Wind


Direct Energy, a unit of NRG Energy Inc., has re-engaged with the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC), led by the City of Pittsburgh and its partner organizations, to purchase renewable energy credits derived from the Scioto Ridge project, an Ohio wind facility owned and operated by RWE

Direct Energy has worked with WPEC and the City of Pittsburgh – in collaboration with Enel North America – since 2016.

“The city’s continued collaboration with NRG Energy assists us in having cleaner energy without the high cost for our facilities which helps our communities. It further provides us with the opportunity to protect our environment by reducing our carbon footprint,” says City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey.

The agreement signifies a step toward the 100% renewable energy by 2030 goal laid out in the city’s Climate Action Plan.

WPEC is a buying consortium providing an ideal alliance in the city’s renewable efforts for a more sustainable future. The consortium boasts more than 20 local members, including the City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Zoo, Sports and Exhibition Authority, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Parking Authority, Stadium Authority, and numerous surrounding boroughs.

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