Trends in Utility Green Pricing Programs (2006)

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In the early 1990s, only a handful of utilities offered their customers a choice of purchasing electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Today, more than 750 utilities--or about 25% of all utilities nationally--provide their customers a "green power" option. Through these programs, more than 70 million customers have the ability to purchase renewable energy to meet some portion or all of their electricity needs--or make contributions to support the development of renewable energy resources. Typically, customers pay a premium above standard electricity rates for this service. This report presents year-end 2006 data on utility green pricing programs, and examines trends ... continued below

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Bird, L. & Kaiser, M. October 1, 2007.

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In the early 1990s, only a handful of utilities offered their customers a choice of purchasing electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Today, more than 750 utilities--or about 25% of all utilities nationally--provide their customers a "green power" option. Through these programs, more than 70 million customers have the ability to purchase renewable energy to meet some portion or all of their electricity needs--or make contributions to support the development of renewable energy resources. Typically, customers pay a premium above standard electricity rates for this service. This report presents year-end 2006 data on utility green pricing programs, and examines trends in consumer response and program implementation over time. The data in this report, which were obtained via a questionnaire distributed to utility green pricing program managers, can be used by utilities to benchmark the success of their green power programs.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-670-42287
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/918443 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918443
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc881806

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Bird, L. & Kaiser, M. Trends in Utility Green Pricing Programs (2006), report, October 1, 2007; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881806/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.