Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2013 Data)
Voluntary green power markets are those in which consumers and institutions voluntarily purchase renewable energy to match their electricity needs. This report surveys utilities, competitive suppliers, renewable energy certificate (REC) marketers, and, for the first time, the community choice aggregation market. This report finds that the voluntary market totaled 62 million megawatt-hours in 2013. Approximately 5.4 million customers are purchasing green power. This report presents data and analysis on voluntary market sales and customer participation, products and premiums, green pricing marketing, and administrative expenses. The report also details trends in REC tracking systems, REC pricing in voluntary and compliance markets, community and crowd-funded solar, and interest in renewable energy by the information and communication technologies sector.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategic Programs Office
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY GREEN POWER MARKET; VOLUNTARY; RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATE; Energy Analysis
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