Are there different types of RECs?

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Yes, there are different types of RECs and associated standards across different markets. The generic name is Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC), and the most common EACs in electricity markets are renewable energy certificates (RECs) in the USA, guarantees of origin (GOs) in the EU, and international RECs (I-RECs) in 50+ countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. At Zumo, we use the generic term ‘Renewable Energy Certificate’ to cover all the above as it is the most widely understood term.