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Green Power Partnership

Partnership Green Power Use Requirements

EPA requires that Partners have an annual electricity use of 100,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or greater and meet a minimum percentage of their annual electricity use with green power (see Table 1 below). Partners should calculate their annual electricity use in accordance with their organization’s scope of participation (i.e., facility level or up to organization-wide) in the Green Power Partnership.

Table 1. Green Power Use Requirements
Annual baseload electricity usage (kWh) Green Power Partnership minimum requirements
If your annual electricity use in kilowatt-hours is ... You must, at a minimum, use this much green power:
≥ 100,000,001 kWh 7% of use
10,000,001–100,000,000 kWh 10% of use
1,000,001–10,000,000 kWh 25% of use
100,000–1,000,000 kWh 50% of use

Additional Green Power Use Requirements

Partners can meet their green power commitment with any combination of green power products. Partners must use green power that is:

  • Generated from eligible renewable resources, which include solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and eligible low impact hydroelectric sources.
  • Procured voluntarily, at amounts incremental to the renewable electricity included in the standard electricity service or mandated by state policy.
  • Sourced from "new" renewable facilities (i.e., installed within the last 15 years).
  • Sourced from eligible U.S.-based generation facilities.
  • Applied only to U.S.-based Partner operations.

For additional information, please refer to the Partnership Requirements.

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