Updated Guide to Purchasing Green Power Available

Sept. 1, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency released an updated Guide to Purchasing Green Power that provides information about the green power procurement process, green power supply options, benefits of green power purchasing, and how to capture the greatest benefit from the purchase. A major update to the guide includes new market information and terminology, updated statistics, new case studies, information on evolving purchasing methods, an updated additional resources section, and new resources for federal agencies and the private sector to use when planning self-generation renewable projects or purchasing green power. The guide is written for a broad audience; although intended primarily for non-residential electricity consumers, residential consumers may also find many of the best practices, processes, and guidance on purchasing green power applicable to their purchasing decisions. The guide is the product of a cooperative effort among the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, World Resources Institute, Center for Resource Solutions, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.