Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2015 Data)
The voluntary green power market refers to the sale and procurement of renewable energy for voluntary purposes by residential and commercial customers. This report reviews seven green power procurement mechanisms: utility green pricing programs, utility green tariffs, voluntary unbundled renewable energy certificates, competitive supplier green power, community choice aggregations, voluntary power purchase agreements (PPAs), and community solar. This report details the status of trends of those seven green power procurement mechanisms in 2015. Three trends -- significant growth of the voluntary PPA project pipeline, innovative green power mechanisms developed by utilities, and geographic expansion of green power mechanisms -- suggest that the green power market is likely to continue to grow in coming years.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Strategic Programs Office
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY green power; power procurement; power purchase agreements; green tariffs; utilities; renewable energy certificates; competitive supplier green power; community choice aggregation; community solar; shared solar; power purchase agreement; status and trends; 2015; updated data
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