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Title: Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2017 Data)

Abstract

Green power refers to renewable electricity voluntarily purchased by retail electricity customers. Renewable energy sources for green power include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and small-scale hydropower. This report summarizes data on the various ways in which voluntary purchasers - including residential, commercial, and institutional customers - purchase green power. We summarize key historic trends in U.S. voluntary green power markets and the current status of green power sales through seven products: utility green pricing programs, utility renewable contracts, competitive suppliers, unbundled renewable energy certificates, community choice aggregations, power purchase agreements, and community solar.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  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), Strategic Programs (EE-SP)
OSTI Identifier:
1477161
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-72204
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; green power sales; hydropower; energy certificates; community solar

Citation Formats

OShaughnessy, Eric J., Heeter, Jenny S., and Sauer, Jennifer. Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2017 Data). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1477161.
OShaughnessy, Eric J., Heeter, Jenny S., & Sauer, Jennifer. Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2017 Data). United States. doi:10.2172/1477161.
OShaughnessy, Eric J., Heeter, Jenny S., and Sauer, Jennifer. Fri . "Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2017 Data)". United States. doi:10.2172/1477161. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1477161.
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author = {OShaughnessy, Eric J. and Heeter, Jenny S. and Sauer, Jennifer},
abstractNote = {Green power refers to renewable electricity voluntarily purchased by retail electricity customers. Renewable energy sources for green power include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and small-scale hydropower. This report summarizes data on the various ways in which voluntary purchasers - including residential, commercial, and institutional customers - purchase green power. We summarize key historic trends in U.S. voluntary green power markets and the current status of green power sales through seven products: utility green pricing programs, utility renewable contracts, competitive suppliers, unbundled renewable energy certificates, community choice aggregations, power purchase agreements, and community solar.},
doi = {10.2172/1477161},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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