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Partnership Documents

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Use the documents in this section to learn more about purchasing green power and the Green Power Partnership. For more information, please contact us.

Guide to Purchasing Green PowerThe Guide to Purchasing Green Power (PDF) (58 pp, 2MB) provides current and potential buyers of green power with information about green power purchasing. The Guide includes information about the different types of green power products, the benefits of green power purchasing, and how to capture the greatest benefit from your purchase. The Guide is the product of a cooperative effort between the EPA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the World Resources Institute, and the Center for Resource Solutions.

Green Power Partnership Program Brochure The Green Power Partnership Program Brochure (PDF) (4 pp, 406K). This document provides basic information about the Green Power Partnership. The brochure includes information about purchase requirements, the benefits of green power purchasing, and examples of how Partners are strategically using green power to meet their environmental and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Green Power Partnership Program BrochureThe Green Power Partnership Overview (PDF) (1 pg, 327K) is a one page document that provides a brief overview of the Green Power Partnership. It includes information about how to join the Partnership, benefits available to Partners, and examples of how to promote your organization's green power leadership.

Partnership AgreementThe Partnership Agreement is available in both MS Excel and PDF formats. Organizations must complete the Agreement and either email or fax it to EPA to join the Partnership. Partners need to provide company information - including a primary and communications contact information - as well as basic information about their green power use. Please note, in response to the automated message that appears upon opening the Partnership Agreement in MS Excel, you will need to enable macros (the macro contained in the file is safe and has been third-party verified).
Partnership Agreement (XLS) (464KB)
Partnership Agreement (PDF) (2 pp, 133K)

Partnership RequirementsThe Partnership Requirements (PDF) (16 pp, 2MB) document provides detailed information about the Green Power Partnership's program requirements, including organization, resource, and product eligibility; minimum purchase requirements; new renewables requirements; vintage requirements; participation definitions; and reporting requirements.

Partner Yearly ReportThe Partner Yearly Report (XLS) (464K) is a form that Partners can use to update their green power usage information. Partners will receive a Partner Yearly Report from their assigned account manager on the anniversary of their Partnership or the anniversary date of their last purchase data update, whichever is most recent. The report will include the purchase information on record—Partners need only confirm or update the information. Please note, in response to the automated message that appears upon opening the Yearly Report, you will need to enable macros (the macro contained in the file is safe and has been third-party verified).

Partner Mark Use GuidelinesThe Partner Mark Use Guidelines (PDF) (2 pp, 150K) outline how Green Power Partners should use the Partner mark in promoting their Partnership with EPA. (In all cases, please notify EPA when using the Partner mark.)

Renewable Energy CertificatesThe Renewable Energy Certificates (PDF) (6 pp, 996K) white paper provides a brief overview of renewable energy certificates (RECs): what they are, how they work, and why they are an important option for individual and organizational buyers in renewable electricity and green power markets.

Guide to Purchasing Green PowerThe Environmental Value of Purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates Voluntarily (PDF) (4 pp, 164K) white paper seeks to educate Green Power Partners and prospective Partners about the environmental value of purchasing RECs voluntarily.

Partner MarkThe Partner Mark is available to EPA Green Power Partners. Partners must ensure that the Partner mark is used within the requirements outlined in the Partner Mark Use Guidelines (PDF) (2 pp, 150K). (In all cases, please notify EPA when using the Partner mark.)

Green Power Community Documents

GPC Challenge Fact SheetThe GPC Challenge Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 811K) provides an overview of GPP's year-long Green Power Community Challenge. Review the fact sheet to learn more about the Challenge, including who can participate, how the Challenge works, and what will happen during the Challenge.


Green Power Communities Brochure The Green Power Communities Brochure (PDF) (4 pp, 2.5 MB) provides basic information about GPP's Green Power Communities (GPCs). The brochure includes information about how to become a GPC, the benefits of green power purchasing, and examples of how current GPCs are using green power to fight climate change and meet environmental and sustainability goals.


EPA Green Power Community Road Signs: Use & Reproduction Guidelines The EPA Green Power Community Road Signs: Use & Reproduction Guidelines (PDF) (2 pp, 303K) provides guidance on the correct use and display of EPA Green Power Community road signs. This document also includes sign reproduction guidelines, should a community wish to reproduce signs for additional display within the boundaries of the municipality.

Green Power Communities Agreement The GPC Partnership Agreement (MS Excel) (463K) is the form that a community's authorized official must complete and email to EPA to join the Partnership. Community Partners need to provide contact information as well as information on community-wide electricity use and collective voluntary green power use. Please note that the municipal government must join the Partnership prior to the community joining as a GPC. The municipal government must meet all requirements outlined in the standard Partnership Agreement (PDF) (2 pp, 133K) and submit the Agreement to EPA. Also, please note that in response to the automated message that appears upon opening the Partnership Agreement, you will need to enable macros (the macro contained in the file is safe and has been third-party verified).

Community Yearly Report documentThe Green Power Community Yearly Report (MS Excel) (138K) is a form that Green Power Communities can use to update their community-wide green power usage information. Communities will receive a Green Power Community Yearly Report from their assigned account manager on the anniversary of their Partnership or the anniversary date of their last purchase data update, whichever is most recent. The report will include the community-wide green power use information on record—Communities need only confirm or update the information. Please note, in response to the automated message that appears upon opening the Yearly Report, you will need to enable macros (the macro contained in the file is safe and has been third-party verified).

For additional Green Power Community documents and resources, visit the Green Power Community Tools and Resources page.

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