Skip Navigation to main content U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Green Power Network
About the GPNGreen Power MarketsBuying Green PowerOnsite Renewable EnergyCommunity Renewable EnergyInformation ResourcesFinancial OpportunitiesHome
Buying Green Power


Can I Buy Green Power in my State?

Consumer Protection

Large Purchasers of Green Power

Can I Buy Green Power in My State?


The table shown here summarizes green power products available in Colorado and nationally available renewable energy certificate products. Please contact our Webmaster if you have questions or more recent information regarding these products.

Company and product listings do not represent endorsement by either the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or the U.S. Department of Energy.

State-Specific Utility Green Pricing Programs
(last updated May 2012)

State Utility Information Enrollment Information Type Start Date Premium
CO Colorado Springs Utilities Green Power wind 1999 3.0¢/kWh
CO Colorado Springs Utilities Renewable Energy Certificates Program wind and geothermal 2008 0.34¢/kWh
CO Holy Cross Energy Wind Power Pioneers wind 1998 1.25¢/kWh
CO Holy Cross Energy Local Renewable Energy Pool small hydro 2002 2.33¢/kWh
CO Platte River Power Authority: Estes Park, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, Loveland Water & Power Nature's Energy wind 1999 1.0¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh
CO Tri-State Generation & Transmission : Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Empire Electric Association, Inc., Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc., Highline Electric Association, La Plata Electric Association, Inc., Morgan County Rural Electric Association, Mountain Parks Electric, Inc., Mountain View Electric Association, Inc., Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc., San Isabel Electric Association, Inc., San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., San Miguel Power Association, Inc., Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., Southeast Colorado Power Association, United Power, Inc., White River Electric Association, Inc., Y-W Electric Association, Inc. Renewable Resource Power Service wind, hydro 1998 0.8¢/kWh
CO Xcel Energy Renewable Energy Trust PV 1993 Contribution
CO Xcel Energy WindSource wind 1997 2.16¢/kWh
CO Yampa Valley Electric Association Wind Energy Program wind 1999 0.6¢/kWh

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado.

Notes: Utility green pricing programs may only be available to customers located in the utility's service territory. For additional details, please see the full green pricing products table.

Third-Party Financing Options
(last updated June 2013)

Clean Power Finance Namaste Solar Real Goods Solar SALT Electric
SolarCity Sungevity SunRun Inc.

National Retail REC Products
(last updated May 2012)

Certificate Marketer Product Name Renewable Resources Location of Renewable Resources Residential Price Premiums* Certification
3Degrees National Renewable Energy Certificates 100% wind, solar, geothermal, low-impact hydro, biogas, biomass Nationwide 0.5¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh Green-e
3 Phases Renewables Green Certificates 100% biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, wind Nationwide 1.2¢/kWh Green-e
Arcadia Power Clean Energy 100% new wind Nationwide 1.5¢/kwh
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Denali Green Tags (Alaska only) 100% new wind 10% Alaska, 90% Nationwide 2.0¢/kWh
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Solar Green Tags 100% new solar Nationwide 5.6¢/kWh
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Wind & Solar Green Tags Blend 50% new wind, 50% new solar Nationwide 2.4¢/kWh
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Wind Green Tags 100% wind Nationwide 2.0¢/kWh
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Zephyr Energy (Kansas Only) 50% new low-impact hydropower Midwest, West 2.0¢/kWh
Carbon Solutions Group CSG CleanBuild biomass, biogas, wind, solar, hydro Nationwide .15¢/kWh - .5¢/kWh Green-e
Community Energy NewWind Energy 100% new wind Nationwide 2.5¢/kWh Green-e
GP Renewables & Trading LLC GP-REC Structured Product solar, hydro, biomass, landfill gas, energy efficiency Localized by state and region 0.2¢/kWh
Green Mountain Energy Company Green-e RECs wind, solar, hydro Nationwide and regional resources ~1.4¢/kWh Green-e
Green Power Offsets US Wind 100% wind Nationwide 0.8¢/kWh
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance New England Wind Friends 100% new wind New England 5.0¢/kWh (contribution)
North American Power American Wind 100% wind Nationwide 1.5¢/kWh Green-e Energy
Pear-Energy Pear Energy 100% wind Midwest 1.5-2.0¢/kWh
Renewable Choice Energy American Wind 100% new wind Nationwide 2.0¢/kWh Green-e
REpowerNow REpower Credits wind, solar, hydro Wisconsin 2.5¢/kWh
Santee Cooper SC Green Power landfill gas, solar South Carolina 3.0¢/kWh Green-e
Sky Energy, Inc. WIND-E Renewable Energy 100% wind Nationwide 2.4¢/kWh
Sterling Planet Sterling Wind 100% new wind Nationwide 1.85¢/kWh Green-e
Waverly Light & Power Iowa Energy Tags 100% wind Iowa 2.0¢/kWh
WindCurrent Chesapeake Windcurrent 100% new wind Mid-Atlantic States 2.5¢/kWh
WindStreet Energy Renewable Energy Credit Program wind Nationwide ~1.2¢/kWh

* Product prices are updated as of August 2010. Premium may also apply to small commercial customers. Large users may be able to negotiate price premiums.
** Product is sourced from Green-e and ERT-certified RECs. ERT also certifies the entire product portfolio.
*** The Climate Neutral Network certifies the methodology used to calculate the CO2 emissions offset.
NA = Not applicable.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

National Commercial &/or Wholesale REC Marketers

3Degrees3 Phases RenewablesAir & Liquid Advisors LLCAmerex Brokers
Atlantic Energy GroupBasin Electric Power CooperativeBlueRock EnergyBonneville Environmental Foundation
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)BP Energy CompanyBrookfield Renewable PowerCalpine Corporation
CarbonCCY ManagementCarbonfund.orgCarbon Solutions GroupClean Currents
Clear Energy Brokerage & ConsultingClear Sky PowerComEdCommunity Energy Inc.
Conservation Services GroupConstellation NewEnergyDirect Energy BusinessEcoelectrons Renewable Energy
Element Markets Empire District Electric CompanyEndless Energy CorporationExelon Power Team
FirstEnergy Solutions CorporationFlett ExchangeGDF SUEZ Energy Resources NAGood Energy, LP
Greenlight Energy GroupGreen Mountain Energy CompanyGreen Power 4 TexasGT Environmental Finance
Hess EnergyHudson Energy ServicesIberdola RenewablesIntegrys Energy Group
Juice EnergyJust EnergyKarboneLiberty Power
Maine Interfaith Power & LightMainstay EnergyMassachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy)MidAmerican Energy
MotivEarthNativeEnergyNeuwing Energy VenturesNexant Clean Energy Solutions
NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy)Old Mill Power CompanyOneEnergy RenewablesOne Planet REC
Pacific RenewablesPlymouth Rock EnergyPPL CorporationPremier Energy Marketing
Premier Power SolutionsQVINTA, Inc.Reliant EnergyRenewable Choice Energy
Select EnergySempra U.S. Gas & PowerShell TradingSky Energy, Inc.
Sol SystemsSpartan Renewable EnergySpectron EnvironmentalSterling Planet, Inc.
SunEdisonSun Farm Ventures, Inc.Texas PowerTFS Energy
Tradition EnergyTullett PrebonTwin Eagle Resource ManagementTXU Energy
Unicoi Energy ServicesViking Wind Partners, LLCVillage Green Energy Vision Quest
Washington Gas Energy ServicesWaste ManagementWaverly Light and PowerWestern Area Power Administration
WindCurrentWindQuest Energy, Inc.WindStreet EnergyWorld Energy


Printable Version

Skip footer navigation to end of page.