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Green Power Partnership

Green Power Partnership Eligible Scope of Green Power Use

EPA only counts eligible renewable electricity (e.g., green power) reported to the Green Power Partnership from U.S.-based generators that generate green power to address a Partner's baseline purchased grid electricity use within its U.S. scope of operations.

Partners may at their discretion report separately some additional forms of U.S.-sourced green power procurement beyond that which is applied against the baseline electricity use (e.g., Scope 2 emissions associated with electricity use) within the Partner's U.S. scope of operations and which meets any of the following conditions:

  • Temporary green power procurement in excess of the Partner's total U.S. baseline electricity use resulting from energy use efficiency activities or divestiture of assets
  • Green power procurement used to address applicable Scope 3 emissions (i.e., T&D losses and other acceptable applications defined by GHG inventory standards and guidance)
  • Other eligible green power procurements in excess of the Partner's operational baseline electricity use on a case-by-case basis

Partners are required for all optional reporting instances to provide a written explanation on the reason for the additional procurement to be included in their Partner Profile on the GPP website. EPA reserves the option to not count green power procurements that do not meet industry best practice, GHG inventory standards, or lack sufficient transparency of their intended purpose.