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January 8, 2014
March 25, 2014
July 1, 2014
September 23, 2014

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January 27, 2014
April 21, 2014
July 28, 2014
October 27, 2014

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Released on April 21, 2014

Top 30 Local Government icon.The Top 30 Local Government list represents the largest green power users among local government partners within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power use of these organizations amounts to more than 2.8 billion kilowatt-hours annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 270,000 average American homes annually.

My Administration has made a commitment to generate 20% of electricity used in Philadelphia from alternative energy sources, as laid out in our sustainability plan Greenworks Philadelphia. We are honored to be [recognized for] our efforts and will continue to pursue clean energy policies that benefit residents and the environment.
- Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia

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:


Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Green Power Resources Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner)
1. City of Houston, TX
622,887,000 48% Wind Reliant Energy°
2. District of Columbia
534,084,977 100% Wind Washington Gas Energy Services°
3. City of Austin, TX
296,073,169 100% Wind Austin Energy°
4. City of Dallas, TX
282,961,000 40% Wind TXU Energy°
5. Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group
138,877,000 26% Wind Renewable Choice Energy°
6. City of Philadelphia, PA
127,300,000 18% Solar, Wind PPL EnergyPlus°, On-site Generation
7. Chicago Public Schools
107,709,620 20% Solar Element Markets°, On-site Generation
8. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
87,276,000 30% Solar, Wind Champion Energy Services, On-site Generation
9. Port of Portland
75,070,343 103% Solar, Wind NextEra Energy Resources°, On-site Generation
10. Forest County Potawatomi Community
55,035,000 105% Solar 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
11. Chicago Park District
54,435,411 50% Various Integrys Energy°
12. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
50,819,000 24% Wind Constellation
13. Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium
42,640,681 25% Various Duquesne Light Energy
14. City of Portland, OR
40,454,055 28% Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind 3Degrees, On-site Generation, Portland General Electric°, Pacific Power°
15. City of San Jose, CA
31,227,330 16% Biogas, Solar On-site Generation
16. Los Angeles World Airports
28,002,570 16% Biomass, Wind Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power
17. City of Boston, MA
28,000,000 18% Wind Renewable Choice Energy°
18. City of Grand Rapids, MI
25,948,200 26% Biogas, Solar, Wind Consumers Energy°, On-site Generation
19. City of Santa Monica, CA
25,900,000 100% Solar, Wind Commerce Energy°, On-site Generation
20. City of Edmond, OK
22,350,437 73% Wind Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
21. City of Bellingham, WA
22,000,000 99% Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, Puget Sound Energy°
22. City of San Diego, CA
20,344,825 8% Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar On-site Generation
23. Austin (TX) Independent School District
20,080,000 13% Wind Austin Energy°
24. City of Denton, TX
18,067,467 59% Biogas, Wind Denton Municipal Electric
25. Tarrant Regional Water District
16,950,000 3% Solar Direct Energy°, On-site Generation
26. City of Palo Alto, CA
15,996,000 55% Solar City of Palo Alto Utilities°
27. Arlington County, VA
15,732,331 19% Solar, Wind Dominion Virgina Power°, On-site Generation
28. City of Worcester, MA
14,500,000 25% Wind Renewable Choice Energy°
29. City of Madison, WI
14,164,221 31% Solar, Wind Madison Gas & Electric, On-site Generation
30. Yolo County, CA
13,501,338 152% Solar 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 Local Government Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:

April 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 79K, About PDF)
January 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 79K)
November 2013 list (PDF) (4 pp, 79K)
July 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp, 308K)
April 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp, 159K)
January 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp, 247K)
2012 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 289K)
2011 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 1.1M)
2010 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 1.1M)
2009 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 1.1M)
2008 lists (PDF) (5 pp, 142K)
2007 lists (PDF) (5 pp, 168K)
2006 lists (PDF) (2 pp, 44K)

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.

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