Our renewable energy mix
We purchase wind power from Fowler Ridge Wind Farm and Benton County Wind Farm, both in Benton County, Indiana. The two, 20-year power purchase agreements result in about 80 megawatts (MW) of power.
At a Winslow, Indiana landfill facility, we generate electricity by capturing gas emitted from decomposing trash and using it as a fuel source to power two generators. In total, about 2,000 homes can be powered by the 3.2 MW of energy generated at the facility.
We plan to construct two 2-megawatt (MW) universal solar projects in Evansville, Indiana; one on Highway 41 near North High School, which will also include 1 MW of battery storage, and another near Oak Hill Cemetery on East Morgan Ave. in partnership with the City of Evansville. If approved, the solar projects will be operational by early 2018, with an additional 50 MW likely to be added by 2020.
Renewable Energy Credit (REC)
Learn about renewable energy credits Vectren receives.
For every megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable power produced, Vectren receives a Renewable Energy Credit (REC). Since mid-2008, Vectren has marketed these RECs to other parties including REC brokers and other utilities. The revenue received from the sale of RECs is credited to our retail electric customers to reduce their total bills. For more information about the portion of Vectren's generation portfolio that is delivered to electric customers, visit the Vectren's Electric System page.