As your local member-owned electric cooperative, CCEC wants to work with you to meet your renewable energy goals. The Infinity program allows members to decide how much electricity they purchase is generated by renewable resources. The program launched in 2002 to support the development of the first two commercial-scale wind turbines in North Dakota. The sustained success of those turbines, located near Petersburg and Valley City, jump-started efforts to harness the state's abundant wind energy potential.
By enrolling in the Infinity Program, members can choose a designated number of kilowatt-hours or percentage of electricity used that they would like to be derived from renewable resources. Participating consumers pay for the additional cost to purchase renewable energy and to specifically designate how this energy is credited and used. While it is impossible to direct where electrons are specifically delivered on the electric grid, it is possible to ensure that the renewable energy purchased is from a resource connected to the Minnkota Power transmission system. The record of that purchase and the proof that it was reserved for a specific consumer is done through a renewable energy credit (REC).
Any home or business receiving power from CCEC is eligible to participate in this program. This program is an optional renewable energy program that allows members to add renewable attributes to their electric energy purchases. Minnkota administers the Infinity Renewable Energy program on behalf of Cass County Electric Cooperative.