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Title: The Geography of Green Power

Abstract

Green power refers to the voluntary purchase of renewable electricity by retail electricity customers. Green power is unlike compliance-based renewable energy procurement imposed by law or regulation. In 2016, over six million customers procured about 95 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power in the United States, which represents about 28% of all U.S. renewable energy sales, excluding large hydropower. In this fact sheet, we use available data to illustrate the geography of green power demand (in terms of number of customers) and supply (in terms of MWh of generation) by state.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1406459
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A20-70199
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; green power; renewable energy; electricity; megawatt-hours; USA; state

Citation Formats

OShaughnessy, Eric J, Heeter, Jenny S, and Volpi, Christina M. The Geography of Green Power. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
OShaughnessy, Eric J, Heeter, Jenny S, & Volpi, Christina M. The Geography of Green Power. United States.
OShaughnessy, Eric J, Heeter, Jenny S, and Volpi, Christina M. Wed . "The Geography of Green Power". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1406459.
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abstractNote = {Green power refers to the voluntary purchase of renewable electricity by retail electricity customers. Green power is unlike compliance-based renewable energy procurement imposed by law or regulation. In 2016, over six million customers procured about 95 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power in the United States, which represents about 28% of all U.S. renewable energy sales, excluding large hydropower. In this fact sheet, we use available data to illustrate the geography of green power demand (in terms of number of customers) and supply (in terms of MWh of generation) by state.},
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