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Green Power Communities

Leading local governments across the nation are partnering with EPA to become Green Power Communities (GPCs). GPCs are towns, villages, cities, counties, or tribal governments in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements.


Green Power Community Rankings

Released on July 27, 2015

Leading local governments across the nation are partnering with EPA to become Green Power Communities (GPCs). GPCs are towns, villages, cities, counties, or tribal governments in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements.

GPC Rankings Based on Green Power Usage

Community Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)
1. Washington, DC Community 1,202,743,808
2. Hillsboro, OR Community 1,117,846,784
3. Portland, OR Community 691,498,284
4. Philadelphia, PA Community 611,915,278
5. Santa Clara, CA Community 309,127,990
6. Cleveland, OH Community 275,360,000
7. Evanston, IL Community 216,297,960
8. Arlington Heights, IL Community 210,000,000
9. Aurora, IL Community 163,850,000
10. Richmond, CA Community 127,926,757
11. Rockville, MD Community 115,233,395
12. Bellingham, WA Community 103,317,595
13. Edmond, OK Community 97,913,032
14. Alton, IL Community 93,610,867
15. Beaverton, OR Community 74,514,369
16. Oak Ridge, TN Community 73,017,723
17. Bend, OR Community 70,932,188
18. San Rafael, CA Community 69,559,307
19. County of Marin, CA Community 69,550,727
20. Gresham, OR Community 67,143,284
21. Olympia, WA Community 66,286,508
22. Palo Alto, CA Community 57,268,077
23. Novato, CA Community 55,938,886
24. Corvallis, OR Community 55,625,011
25. Salem, OR Community 39,387,780
26. Medford, OR Community 38,189,805
27. Park City, UT Community 32,584,391
28. College Park, MD Community 25,620,343
29. Hanover, NH Community 23,022,771
30. Lacey, WA Community 21,396,658
31. Durango, CO Community 19,530,449
32. Mill Valley, CA Community 17,909,280
33. River Falls, WI Community 17,592,143
34. Swarthmore, PA Community 16,907,536
35. Creve Coeur, MO Community 15,390,128
36. Corte Madera, CA Community 14,753,102
37. Larkspur, CA Community 13,969,702
38. San Anselmo, CA Community 11,961,935
39. Milwaukie, OR Community 11,808,466
40. Sausalito, CA Community 10,704,444
41. Tiburon, CA Community 10,500,941
42. Wellesley, MA Community 8,535,639
43. Hood River, OR Community 8,297,303
44. Mercer Island, WA Community 7,570,514
45. Webster Groves, MO Community 7,308,000
46. Fairfax, CA Community 7,098,836
47. Hyattsville, MD Community 4,394,023
48. Falls Church, VA Community 4,136,266
49. Moab Area, UT Community 3,984,990
50. Ross, CA Community 3,300,670
51. Belvedere, CA Community 2,769,913
52. Edmonston, MD Community 1,490,341
53. Cannon Beach, OR Community 1,387,655
54. Cornwall, CT Community 1,061,529
55. Brookeville, MD Community 937,200
56. Springdale, UT Community 842,713

GPC Rankings Based on Percentage Green Power

Community Green Power % of Total Electricity Use
1. Hillsboro, OR Community 50.5%
2. Swarthmore, PA Community 32.4%
3. Mill Valley, CA Community 31.3%
4. Fairfax, CA Community 30.8%
5. Arlington Heights, IL Community 30.0%
6. Evanston, IL Community 28.8%
7. San Anselmo, CA Community 28.4%
8. Belvedere, CA Community 27.6%
8. (tie) Tiburon, CA Community 27.6%
10. Richmond, CA Community 26.7%
11. Ross, CA Community 25.9%
12. Sausalito, CA Community 25.5%
13. San Rafael, CA Community 25.4%
14. Corte Madera, CA Community 24.8%
14. (tie) Larkspur, CA Community 24.8%
16. Novato, CA Community 24.7%
17. County of Marin, CA Community 23.7%
18. Brookeville, MD Community 22.7%
19. Hanover, NH Community 17.2%
20. Alton, IL Community 16.7%
21. Bellingham, WA Community 15.1%
22. River Falls, WI Community 15.0%
23. Olympia, WA Community 14.0%
24. Washington, DC Community 13.2%
25. Aurora, IL Community 11.4%
26. Edmond, OK Community 11.3%
27. Durango, CO Community 11.0%
28. Santa Clara, CA Community 10.4%
29. Corvallis, OR Community 10.2%
30. Bend, OR Community 9.1%
30. (tie) Gresham, OR Community 9.1%
30. (tie) Portland, OR Community 9.1%
33. Park City, UT Community 8.5%
34. Beaverton, OR Community 8.3%
35. Lacey, WA Community 8.2%
36. Edmonston, MD Community 8.0%
37. Cornwall, CT Community 7.8%
38. Hood River, OR Community 6.0%
38. (tie) Palo Alto, CA Community 6.0%
40. Oak Ridge, TN Community 5.5%
41. Springdale, UT Community 5.4%
42. Cannon Beach, OR Community 5.3%
42. (tie) Rockville, MD Community 5.3%
44. Hyattsville, MD Community 5.0%
45. Philadelphia, PA Community 4.6%
46. Cleveland, OH Community 4.4%
47. Mercer Island, WA Community 4.3%
48. College Park, MD Community 4.1%
49. Milwaukie, OR Community 4.0%
50. Medford, OR Community 3.7%
51. Webster Groves, MO Community 3.4%
52. Wellesley, MA Community 3.5%
53. Moab Area, UT Community 3.3%
54. Creve Coeur, MO Community 3.2%
55. Salem, OR Community 3.3%
56. Falls Church, VA Community 3.0%




 

EPA’s Green Power Communities are collectively using more than six billion kWh of green power annually, equivalent to the electricity use of more than 580,000 average American homes for one year.


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