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

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

State Utility Information Enrollment Information Type Start Date Premium
IA Alliant Energy Second Nature landfill gas, wind 2001 2.0¢/kWh
IA Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.: Access Energy Cooperative, Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative, Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative varies by utility biomass, wind 2003 2.0¢/kWh-3.5¢/kWh
IA Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Lyon Rural, Harrison County, Nishnabotna Valley Cooperative, Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative, Western Iowa Prairie Winds wind 2000 0.5¢/kWh
IA Cedar Falls Utilities Harvest the Wind wind 2000 2.5¢/kWh
IA Central Iowa Power Cooperatives (all 12 coops/1 muni): Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative, Eastern Iowa REC, East-Central Iowa REC, Linn County REC, Pella, TIP Rural Electric Cooperative, Clarke Electric Cooperative, Midland Power Cooperative, Guthrie County REC, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Southwest Iowa REC, Consumer Energy, South Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association Alternative Energy Contribution Program wind 2006 2.0¢/kWh
IA Corn Belt Power Cooperatives (5 of 11 coops offer program): Butler County REC, Franklin REC, Grundy County REC, Humboldt County REC, Sac County REC Energy Wise Renewables wind 2003 1.5¢/kWh
IA Dairyland Power Cooperative: Allamakee-Clayton/Postville, Hawkeye Tri-County/Cresco, Heartland Power/Thompson & St. Ansgar Evergreen Renewable Energy Program hydro, wind, landfill gas, biogas 1998 3.0¢/kWh
IA Farmers Electric Cooperative Green Power Project biodiesel, wind 2004 Contribution
IA Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (84 of 137 munis offer program) Afton, Algona, Alta Vista, Aplington, Auburn, Bancroft, Bellevue, Bloomfield, Breda, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Burt, Callender, Carlisle, Cascade, Coggon, Coon Rapids, Corning, Corwith, Danville, Dayton, Durant, Dysart, Earlville, Eldridge, Ellsworth, Estherville, Fairbank, Farnhamville, Fontanelle, Forest City, Gowrie, Grafton, Grand Junction, Greenfield, Grundy Center, Guttenberg, Hopkinton, Hudson, Independence, Keosauqua, La Porte City, Lake Mills, Lake View, Laurens, Lenox, Livermore, Maquoketa, Marathon, McGregor, Milford, Montezuma, Mount Pleasant, Neola, New Hampton, Ogden, Orient, Osage, Panora, Pella, Pocahontas, Preston, Readlyn, Rockford, Sabula, Sergeant Bluff, Sibley, Spencer, Stanhope, State Center, Stratford, Strawberry Point, Stuart, Tipton, Villisca, Vinton, Webster City, West Bend, West Liberty, West Point, Westfield, Whittemore, Wilton, Winterset Green City Energy wind, biomass, PV 2003 Varies by utility
IA MidAmerican Energy Renewable Advantage wind 2004 Contribution
IA Missouri River Energy Services: Alton, Atlantic, Denison, Fontanelle, Hartley, Hawarden, Kimballton, Lake Park, Manilla, Orange City, Paullina, Primghar, Remsen, Rock Rapids, Sanborn, Shelby, Sioux Center, Woodbine RiverWinds wind 2003 2.0¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh
IA Muscatine Power and Water Green Muscatine PV, wind, geothermal 2004 Contribution
IA Waverly Light & Power Green Power Choice wind 2003 Contribution
IA Waverly Light & Power Iowa Energy Tags wind 2001 2.0¢/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.



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
TerraPass Green-e RECs 100% new wind Nationwide 0.5¢/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

Notes:
* 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.

Source:
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 CorporationEnvironmental Certificate Exchange
Exelon Power TeamFirstEnergy Solutions CorporationFlett ExchangeGDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
Good Energy, LPGreenlight Energy GroupGreen Mountain Energy CompanyGreen Power 4 Texas
GT Environmental FinanceHess EnergyHudson Energy ServicesIberdola Renewables
Integrys Energy GroupJuice EnergyJust EnergyKarbone
Liberty PowerMaine Interfaith Power & LightMainstay EnergyMassachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy)
MidAmerican Energy MotivEarthNativeEnergyNeuwing Energy Ventures
Nexant Clean Energy SolutionsNextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy)Old Mill Power CompanyOneEnergy Renewables
One Planet RECPacific RenewablesPlymouth Rock EnergyPPL Corporation
Premier Energy MarketingPremier Power SolutionsQVINTA, Inc.Reliant Energy
Renewable Choice EnergySelect EnergySempra U.S. Gas & PowerShell Trading
Sky Energy, Inc.Sol SystemsSpartan Renewable EnergySpectron Environmental
Sterling Planet, Inc.SunEdisonSun Farm Ventures, Inc.TerraPass Inc.
Texas PowerTFS EnergyTradition EnergyTullett Prebon
TXU EnergyUnicoi Energy ServicesViking Wind Partners, LLCVillage Green Energy
Vision QuestWashington Gas Energy ServicesWaste ManagementWaverly Light and Power
Western Area Power AdministrationWindCurrentWindQuest Energy, Inc.WindStreet Energy
World Energy

 

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