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Green Power Partnership

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
Self-generation, off-grid Self-gen No Buyer Yes On-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.