Link Energy Provides Clean Energy to the Alberta Population

Clean Energy

How Do We Provide Clean Energy?


Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are tradable (non-tangible) energy commodities that represent the property rights to the environment, social, and other nonpower qualities of clean (renewable) electricity generation, measured in units of one (1) Megawatt-hour. In other words, a REC represents the proof of one MWh of renewably generated electricity.

A REC (and its associated environmental benefits) can be sold separately from the physical electricity that it is associated with. RECs can only be counted once, so when the bank of RECs with a certain supplier is completely satisfied, another round can be purchased or the term is completed.

Natural Gas

Our goal by 2023 is to add biogas to our clean energy product lineup to commit to a 100% Clean Energy promise. In the meantime, we plan to begin purchasing carbon offsets in 2022 to help neutralize the environmental impact of the natural gas we sell.

Carbon Offsets, Carbon Credits (or Greenhouse Gas Offsets) are commodities that you can purchase as a counterweight to your carbon emissions, typically associated with natural gas consumption. One offset is equivalent to one metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2e) absorbed or prevented from release.

Our REC Partners

We've invested in Manitoba Hydro on their various renewable energy projects currently underway.

Manitoba Hydro Generating Stations

How is Clean Energy Supplied?

When you choose clean energy from Link Energy,  you're investing in getting more renewable energy on the grid. Your total amount due on your electric bill is matched by Link Energy with RECs at no extra cost!

The Grid as a
Swimming Pool

Imagine the energy grid as a big pool. The pool is filled by two separate faucets: one is running clean, renewable energy (hydro, wind, solar). The other runs non-renewable energy sources (gas, oil, coal, etc.). The pool is filled with both, the mixture draining every time you use electricity.

Non-renewable Faucet vs.
Clean Renewable Faucet

A large amount of energy comes from the non-renewable tap, while the rest of the mix comes from renewable sources.

Filling the Pool with
Clean Renewable Energy

Consumers are the driving force behind the demand for renewable energy. As demand increases, more clean energy infrastructure is built and more clean energy is added to the pool.

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