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What are Green Attributes (GA)?

GA refer to the environmentally friendly characteristics and benefits associated with our energy products and services. These attributes may include renewable energy resources, reduced carbon emissions, energy efficiency, sustainability practices, and initiatives aimed at promoting a greener and more sustainable future. 

In this context, think of Green Attributes as currency. The monetary value to the earth and the economy, of your smart decision to switch to energy powered by solar panels.  

What are Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)?
RECs are an important aspect of renewable energy markets and serve as a way to track and verify the production and use of renewable energy. 

For example, when a renewable energy generator, such as a solar facility, produces electricity, it also generates RECs. Each REC represents the environmental attributes and benefits associated with the production of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable energy. 
How does GAs get converted into RECs?

Senoko Energy will convert your GA to RECs that are sold, on your behalf, to businesses looking to off-set their carbon footprint. This way, these businesses can ensure that a portion of the electricity supplied to their customers comes from renewable sources, even if it is not physically delivered directly to each customer's location. 

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How does this help Singapore become carbon-neutral by 2030?
When businesses purchase RECs, they directly support the development and growth of renewable energy projects by creating a powerful signal for increased demand for clean energy. This shift away from fossil fuels not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions, a major driver of climate change, but also paves the way for a sustainable energy future.

RECs also provide a practical solution for industries that may face hurdles in implementing their own renewable energy sources or lowering their carbon emissions.

In essence, RECs act as a valuable mechanism to directly contribute to Singapore's net-zero targets by accelerating the adoption of renewable energy and emissions reduction.
What is TIGR?

TIGR stands for Tradable Instrument for Global Renewables. It's as a global registry, managed by APX in the USA, that authenticates that you generate clean energy and gives you a unique serial number.

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What is the LifeGreen24 plan?
LifeGreen24 is a 24-month fixed rate plan that allows you to do your part towards helping Singapore fight climate change and achieve carbon neutral electricity consumption. It is an online exclusive price plan available for households, with monthly e-bills sent to you. Based on your actual electricity consumption, we will retire the same volume of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) under Senoko's Take Charge Programme. For more details, please refer to Senoko Energy's terms and conditions for LifeGreen24.
What is a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)?

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are tradable green energy attributes that represent electricity generated from renewable energy generation facilities.

Electricity can be generated from renewable and non-renewable sources. Once electricity enters the power grid however, it blends with all other electricity sources so there is no way to know exactly what energy source your electricity comes from. 

RECs therefore represent the clean energy attributes of renewable electricity. 1 REC represents one megawatt hour (1,000kWh) of energy generated from a clean, renewable source, such as wind, solar, hydro, or certain types of renewable biomass. Since these renewable energy resources induce no carbon as they produce energy, they can indirectly offset the carbon emission produced by the electricity consumed in your household.

There RECs are validated and issued through accredited RECs platform which are recognised by international registries.

Where is my renewable energy coming from if I sign up for LifeGreen24?

Our LifeGreen24 plan enables your electricity consumption to be 100% carbon neutral; for every 1MWh you use under our LifeGreen24 plan, Senoko Energy promises to purchase (and retire) the equivalent number of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) issued by a global registry called TIGR-APX. APX Inc is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions to the environmental and energy markets and they support voluntary renewable energy markets through the Tradable Instruments for Global Renewables or TIGRs registry (

The RECs purchased (and retired) by Senoko Energy under our LifeGreen24 plan are generated by solar in Southeast Asia. The carbon emissions from your electricity consumption at home will hence be offset against renewable energy production from these renewable sources.

Why is LifeGreen24 more expensive than other standard electricity plans?
Our LifeGreen24 plan cost higher than our standard electricity plans because it takes into account the cost of Senoko Energy's purchase of RECs to offset your home's carbon emission. By choosing to sign up for our LifeGreen24 plan, you are indirectly encouraging more renewable assets to be planted and your commitment will go a long way towards funding such renewable projects in the region.
How will I know if Senoko Energy has purchased RECs equivalent to my electricity consumption?
Every REC has a unique registration number which is stated on the certificate. This registration number can be used to verify the renewable energy's origin via the platform.
How can I check the origin and validity of the REC?
Every REC has a unique registration number which is stated on the certificate. This registration number can be used to verify the renewable energy's origin via the platform.
What is the difference between a REC and Carbon Credits?

RECs and Carbon Credits are two different instruments.

Carbon credits refer to a tradeable permit that allows a company to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide or equivalent greenhouse gases; this permit allow s them to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or equivalent amount of a different greenhouse gas. If a company uses fewer credits than it has (bought), it can trade and sell its credits to other parties who need it (i.e. carbon offsetting).

RECs, on the other hand, are the legal instruments used in renewable electricity markets to account for renewable electricity and its attributes whether that renewable electricity is installed on an organisation's facility or purchased from elsewhere. The owner of a REC has exclusive rights to the attributes of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable electricity and may make unique claims associated with renewable electricity that generated the REC (e.g. using or being supplied with a MWh of renewable electricity, reducing the emissions footprint associated with electricity use).