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Green Power Community Challenge Rankings


Dates to Remember

Challenge Launch
September 23, 2013


GPC Challenge Rankings
Update Schedule

December 2013
April 2014
June 2014


Final GP Usage Determined
September 1, 2014


Challenge Ends
September 2014

Released on April 21, 2014

EPA hosts a national, year-long campaign to encourage communities coast-to-coast to use renewable energy and fight climate change. Over the span of a year, EPA GPCs track and report their collective green power use and green power percentage of total electricity use. GPCs are ranked according to these two categories on a quarterly schedule. The second round of updates to the 2013-2014 GPC Challenge rankings are below. The final rankings and Challenge winners will be announced in September 2014.

Interested in joining the GPC Challenge? It's not too late! For details and more information, visit the 2013-2014 Green Power Community Challenge homepage.

GPC Rankings Based on Green Power Usage

Community Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)
1. Washington, DC Community 1,098,344,083
2. Hillsboro, OR Community 778,420,166
3. Philadelphia, PA Community 673,664,792
4. Aurora, IL Community 658,315,000
5. Portland, OR Community 610,166,117
6. Cincinnati, OH Community 407,526,758
7. Santa Clara, CA Community 245,325,728
8. Arlington Heights, IL Community 177,696,600
9. Oak Park, IL Community 170,809,315
10. Gresham, OR Community 154,818,117
11. Bellingham, WA Community 96,502,308
12. Edmond, OK Community 96,183,807
13. Rockville, MD Community 83,598,512
14. Palo Alto, CA Community 77,188,682
15. San Rafael, CA Community 74,987,645
16. Olympia, WA Community 70,761,555
17. Rolling Meadows, IL Community 70,288,531
18. Bend, OR Community 62,794,125
19. Salem, OR Community 61,619,623
20. Novato, CA Community 57,142,375
21. Beaverton, OR Community 54,881,130
22. Corvallis, OR Community 32,343,284
23. Park City, UT Community 31,633,858
24. Medford, OR Community 31,000,908
25. Lacey, WA Community 21,601,187
26. College Park, MD Community 20,751,917
27. Durango, CO Community 19,931,600
28. Mill Valley, CA Community 18,323,572
29. River Falls, WI Community 17,488,204
30. Swarthmore, PA Community 17,437,519
31. Creve Coeur, MO Community 16,668,000
32. Corte Madera, CA Community 14,847,242
33. Larkspur, CA Community 14,598,443
34. San Anselmo, CA Community 12,185,881
35. Milwaukie, OR Community 11,298,498
36. Tiburon, CA Community 10,826,661
37. Wellesley, MA Community 10,442,210
38. Hood River, OR Community 7,898,336
39. Fairfax, CA Community 7,475,591
40. Mercer Island, WA Community 6,386,775
41. Falls Church, VA Community 4,427,266
42. Hyattsville, MD Community 4,394,023
43. Stoughton, WI Community 4,190,852
44. Moab Area, UT Community 4,021,006
45. Ross, CA Community 3,455,705
46. Belvedere, CA Community 2,732,010
47. Cannon Beach, OR Community 1,399,778
48. Edmonston, MD Community 1,168,317
49. Cornwall, CT Community 1,061,529
50. Springdale, UT Community 842,752
51. Brookeville, MD Community 281,500

GPC Rankings Based on Percentage Green Power

Community Green Power % of Total Electricity Use
1. Oak Park, IL Community 91.9%
2. Aurora, IL Community 45.6%
3. Brookeville, MD Community 40.2%
4. Hillsboro, OR Community 39.3%
5. Swarthmore, PA Community 33.4%
6. Mill Valley, CA Community 30.9%
7. Fairfax, CA Community 30.1%
8. San Anselmo, CA Community 28.0%
9. Tiburon, CA Community 27.7%
10. Belvedere, CA Community 27.7%
11. Ross, CA Community 25.9%
12. Arlington Heights, IL Community 25.4%
13. San Rafael, CA Community 25.1%
14. Corte Madera, CA Community 24.8%
15. Novato, CA Community 24.7%
16. Larkspur, CA Community 24.6%
17. Rolling Meadows, IL Community 23.6%
18. Gresham, OR Community 17.8%
19. River Falls, WI Community 15.0%
20. Bellingham, WA Community 14.5%
21. Cincinnati, OH Community 14.2%
22. Olympia, WA Community 12.6%
23. Washington, DC Community 12.0%
24. Edmonston, MD Community 11.5%
25. Edmond, OK Community 11.3%
26. Durango, CO Community 11.2%
27. Park City, UT Community 8.9%
28. Santa Clara, CA Community 8.4%
29. Palo Alto, CA Community 8.3%
30. Bend, OR Community 8.3%
31. Portland, OR Community 8.0%
32. Cornwall, CT Community 7.8%
33. Beaverton, OR Community 6.3%
34. Corvallis, OR Community 6.2%
35. Springdale, UT Community 6.0%
36. Hood River, OR Community 5.9%
37. Lacey, WA Community 5.5%
38. Cannon Beach, OR Community 5.0%
39. Hyattsville, MD Community 5.0%
40. Philadelphia, PA Community 4.7%
41. Wellesley, MA Community 4.2%
42. Milwaukie, OR Community 3.8%
43. Rockville, MD Community 3.8%
44. Creve Coeur, MO Community 3.8%
45. Mercer Island, WA Community 3.6%
46. Salem, OR Community 3.5%
47. Moab Area, UT Community 3.4%
48. College Park, MD Community 3.3%
49. Falls Church, VA Community 3.2%
50. Medford, OR Community 3.1%
51. Stoughton, WI Community 3.0%

Current and past Green Power Community Challenge Rankings are available here for you to view and print:

April 2014 list (PDF) (4 pp, 114K, About PDF)
December 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp, 100K)
September 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp, 188K)
June 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp, 267K)
March 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp, 109K)
December 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp, 109K)
September 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp, 118K)
June 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp, 133K)
March 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp., 120K)
December 2011 list (PDF) (2 pp, 120K)
September 2011 list (PDF) (3 pp, 125K)
June 2011 list (PDF) (3 pp, 125K)
March 2011 list (PDF) (2 pp, 70K)
December 2010 list (PDF) (2 pp, 63K)
September 2010 list (PDF) (2 pp, 32K)

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