Green Power Partnership Eligible Supply Options
Partners may use any of the following types of green power supply options in meeting EPA usage requirements:
|Green Power Procurement Strategy||Category||REC Ownership/ Retirement Required||Generation Asset Ownership||Electricity Delivered||Location|
|Self-generation, grid-connected||Self-gen||Yes||Buyer||Yes||On-site or Off-site|
|Physical Power Purchase (PPA) Agreement||Direct||Yes||Third party||Yes||On-site or Off-site|
|Financial/Virtual PPA||Direct||Yes||Third party||No||Off-site|
|Buy from Regulated Utility (i.e., green power pricing program)||Retail||Yes||Third party||Yes||Off-site|
|Buy from Competitive Supplier (i.e., green power marketing program)||Retail||Yes||Third party||Yes||Off-site|
|Unbundled RECs||Retail||Yes||Third party||No||Off-site|
The eligible renewable energy content of utility-based green power products can vary. EPA only recognizes the eligible renewable energy portion of a product toward the usage requirement.
EPA recommends that organizations purchase certified and verified green power products as a matter of best practice. Product certification and verification ensures the quality and content of the green power environmental attributes.