Green Power Partnership
Become a Green Power Community
Green Power Communities
Questions about Green Power Communities?
Becoming a Green Power Community (GPC) is as easy as 1-2-3:
- The local government must join the Green Power Partnership as a partner and purchase or produce green power in amounts that meet EPA minimum purchase requirements. The local government can be a town, village, city, county, or tribal government.
- The local government (or its designee) initiates a community-wide green power campaign to encourage local businesses and residents to buy green power. EPA is available to provide technical and outreach assistance.
- Once the community has met the green power purchase requirement, the local government submits the GPC Partnership Agreement. All GPCs will automatically be enrolled in the GPC Challenge.
After achieving the GPC designation, EPA can work with you on making an announcement regarding this accomplishment. For more information on EPA support, contact Blaine Collison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Green Power Community Purchase Requirements
The following table outlines the respective EPA Green Power Community purchase requirements based on the community’s electricity use. Working with your local utility or power provider, determine the amount of electricity used within the community boundary (city limits). The community must collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed the corresponding percentage for the matching baseload electricity use level.
|Green Power Community Purchase Requirements|
|Community annual Electricity Usage||Minimum GPC Purchase Requirements After January 1, 2011|
|> 100,000,000 kWh||3%|
|1,000,001 - 10,000,000 kWh||10%|
|≤ 1,000,000 kWh||20%|