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The table shown here summarizes green power products available in Minnesota 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
MN Alliant Energy Second Nature landfill gas, wind 2002 2.0¢/kWh
MN Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Minnesota Valley Electric Coop, Sioux Valley Southwestern Prairie Winds wind 2002 0.5¢/kWh
MN Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency: Blue Earth, Delano, Glencoe, Granite Falls, Janesville, Kenyon, Lake Crystal, Madelia, Mt. Lake, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Springfield, Truman, and Windom Green Energy Program wind, landfill gas 2000 1.5¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh
MN Dairyland Power Cooperative: Freeborn-Mower Cooperative / Albert Lea, People's / Rochester, Tri-County / Rushford Evergreen Renewable Energy Program hydro, wind, landfill gas, biogas 1998 1.5¢/kWh
MN Great River Energy (all 28 coops offer program): Agralite, Arrowhead, BENCO Electric, Brown County Rural Electric, Connexus Energy, Co-op Light & Power, Crow Wing Power, Dakota Electric Association, East Central Electric Association, Federated Rural Electric, Goodhue County, Itasca Mantrap Cooperative, Kandiyohi Power Cooperative, Lake Country Power, Lake Region Electric Cooperative, McLeod Cooperative Power, Meeker Cooperative Light & Power, Mille Lacs Electric Cooperative, Minnesota Valley, Nobles Cooperative Electric, North Itasca, Redwood Electric Cooperative, Runestone Electric, South Central Electric Association, Stearns Electric, Steele-Waseca, Todd-Wadena, Wright-Hennepin Electric Wellspring Renewable Wind Energy Program wind 1998 0.4¢/kWh
MN Minnesota Power WindSense wind 2002 2.5¢/kWh
MN Minnkota Power Cooperative: Beltrami, Clearwater Polk, North Star, PKM, Red Lake, Red River, Roseau, Wild Rice; Northern Municipal Power Agency (10 municipals) Infinity Wind Energy wind 1999 0.5¢/kWh
MN Missouri River Energy Services: Adrian, Alexandria, Barnesville, Benson, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Elbow Lake, Henning, Jackson, Lakefield, Lake Park, Luverne, Madison, Moorhead, Ortonville, St. James, Sauk Centre, Staples, Wadena, Westbrook, Worthington RiverWinds wind 2002 2.0¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh
MN Moorhead Public Service Capture the Wind wind 1998 1.5¢/kWh
MN Otter Tail Power Company TailWinds wind 2002 1.6¢/kWh
MN Xcel Energy WindSource wind 2003 0.66¢/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
EDP Renewables US Wind 100% wind Nationwide 0.8¢/kWh
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
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
EDP RenewablesElement Markets Empire District Electric CompanyEndless Energy Corporation
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.Texas Power
TFS EnergyTradition EnergyTullett PrebonTwin Eagle Resource Management
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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