Green Power Partnership
Top 10 Federal Government
The Top 10 Federal Government Partner List represents the largest purchasers among federal government organizations within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power purchases of these organizations amounts to nearly 2.1 kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of nearly 220,000 average American homes each year.
As of September 19, 2013
The Green Power Partnership works with a wide variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500® companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of colleges and universities. The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the annual green power use of leading Green Power Partners within the United States and across individual industry sectors.
Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Usage amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA Partnership requirements using any combination of three different product options: (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.
We are working to meet mandates [to increase on-base renewable energy production] ... for every dollar the Air Force spends on an energy focused reduction effort, it gets $2 back to invest in the mission. This makes overcoming energy challenges worth the effort.
- Ken Gray, U.S. Air Force
Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule. Find out how your organization can partner with EPA today! To view a top partner list, select from the chart below:
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Top 30 College & University Top 30 Tech & Telecom
Top 30 On-site Generation Top 30 K-12 Schools
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||GP % of Total Electricity Use*||Green Power Resources||Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner)|
|1. U.S. Department of Energy|
|698,489,099||14%||Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind||Various, On-site Generation|
|2. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs|
|400,000,000||12%||Biogas||Renewable Choice Energy|
|3. U.S. Air Force|
|282,576,242||4%||Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind||J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Georgia Power, Champion Energy Services, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, CHELCO, Alliant Energy, City Water, Light & Power, Nodak Electric Cooperative, Colorado Springs Utilities, Hess Energy Marketing, Rocky Mountain Generation Cooperative, NSTAR°, Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Xcel Energy|
|4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|266,372,640||107%||Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind||Element Markets°, 3Degrees°, Orion Renewables Energy Trading Group, LLC°, Pacific Power°, On-site Generation, Minnesota Power|
|5. U.S. EPA Superfund Program|
|6. U.S. Army / Fort Carson|
|81,652,000||39%||Solar, Wind||Colorado Springs Utilities, On-site Generation|
|7. U.S. General Services Administration / Region 2|
|73,705,930||40%||Biogas, Wind||Just Energy, Hess Energy Marketing, Pepco Energy Services|
|8. U.S. General Services Administration / Region 7|
|63,604,028||51%||Solar, Wind||Gexa Energy°, NRG Energy°, On-site Generation|
|9. U.S. General Services Administration / Region 5|
|61,652,423||20%||Wind||Orion Renewables Energy Trading Group, LLC°, Constellation°, Nexant°, FirstEnergy Solutions°, Reliant Energy°, Pepco Energy Services°, Phalanx Energy Services°|
|10. U.S. General Services Administration / Region 10|
|45,942,874||51%||Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind||Atlantic Energy Group°, Element Markets°, Pacific Power°, Seattle City Light°, Eugene Water & Electric Board°, Puget Sound Energy°, On-site Generation|
*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.
°Indicates Provider is selling Partner a third-party certified green power product. For more information on third-party certification, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/buygp/certified.htm.
Current and past Top 10 Federal Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:
November 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 72K, About PDF)
July 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 142K)
April 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 147K)
January 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 227K)
2012 lists (PDF) (8 pp., 284K)
2011 lists (PDF) (8 pg., 77K)
2010 lists (PDF) (4 pp., 1M)
2009 lists (PDF) (4 pp., 1M)
2008 lists (PDF) (4 pp., 154K)
2007 lists (PDF) (7 pp., 202K)
2006 lists (PDF) (4 pp., 73K)
For additional information on how your organization can join these Top Partners as Green Power Partners, please visit the Join Us page of this Web site.