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Top Ten Utility Green Power Programs

(as of December 2014)

Which utilities are having the greatest success with their green power programs? NREL has compiled extensive data on utility green power programs and produced the following "Top Ten" lists of program characteristics and results: total sales of renewable energy to program participants, total number of customer participants, the percentage of customer participation, and green power sales as a percentage of total utility retail electricity sales.


Information Release:
NREL Highlights 2014 Utility Green Power Leaders

Previous Top Ten Lists -
December 2013, December 2012, December 2010, December 2009, December 2008, December 2007, December 2006, December 2005, December 2004, December 2003, December 2002, December 2001, June 2001, November 2000, April 2000



Total Number of Customer Participants
(as of December 2014)
Rank Utility Green Power Participants
1 Portland General Electric 108,709
2 PacifiCorp 100,594
3 Xcel Energy 88,181
4 Sacramento Municipal Utility District 71,578
5 Puget Sound Energy 44,689
6 Eversource/United Illuminating 27,950
7 Dominion Virginia Power 25,298
8 DTE Energy (Detroit Edison) 23,102
9 Iberdrola: New York State Electric & Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric 18,561
10 Consumers Energy 18,071


Customer Participation Rate
(as of December 2014)
Rank Utility Participation Rate
1 Portland General Electric (Green Source) 12.33%
2 Sacramento Municipal Utility District 11.76%
3 Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (MA) 11.05%
4 Farmers Electric Cooperative of Kalona 10.46%
5 Eversource/United Illuminating 8.93%
6 PacifiCorp (Blue Sky Usage and Habitat) 8.90%
7 Silicon Valley Power 8.17%
8 Madison Gas & Electric Co 7.97%
9 City of Naperville (IL) 6.23%
10 River Falls Municipal Utilities 5.88%


Green Pricing Program Renewable Energy Sales
(as of December 2014)
Rank Utility Sales (MWh/year)
1 Portland General Electric 1,171,978
2 Austin Energy 683,986
3 PacifiCorp 673,977
4 Puget Sound Energy 450,191
5 Sacramento Municipal Utility District 446,995
6 Xcel Energy 377,480
7 Eversource/United Illuminating 250,456
8 Dominion Virginia Power 244,853
9 Tennessee Valley Authority 206,522
10 CPS Energy 170,931


Green Power Sales as a Percentage of Total Retail Electricity Sales (in MWh)
(as of December 2014)
Rank Utility Sales Rate
1 Waterloo Utilities 23.68%
2 City of Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (MA) 11.0%
3 Edmond Electric 10.45%
4 Portland General Electric (Green Source) 8.96%
5 River Falls Municipal Utilities 8.14%
6 Silicon Valley Power 5.31%
7 Austin Energy 5.20%
8 Pacific Power (Blue Sky Usage and Habitat) 4.98%
9 Sacramento Municipal Utility District 4.31%
10 City of Palo Alto (CA) 3.23%

 

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