Top Ten Utility Green Pricing Programs

December 2004

Green Power Program Renewable Energy Sales
(as of December 2004)
Rank Utility Resources Used Sales (kWh/year) Sales (Avg. MWa)
1 Austin Energy Wind, landfill gas, small hydro 334,446,101 38.2
2 Portland General Electricb Existing geothermal, wind, small hydro 262,142,564 29.9
3 PacifiCorpcd Wind, biomass,solar 191,838,079 21.9
4 Sacramento Municipal Utility Districte Landfill gas, wind, small hydro, solar 176,774,804 20.2
5 Xcel Energy Wind 137,946,000 15.7
6 National Gridfgh Biomass, wind, small hydro, solar 88,204,988 10.1
7 Los Angeles Department of Power & Water Wind and landfill gas 75,528,746 8.6
8 OG&E Electric Services Wind 56,672,568 6.5
9 Puget Sound Energy Wind, solar, biogas 46,110,000 5.3
10 We Energiese Landfill gas, wind, small hydro 40,906,410 4.7

Source: NREL

Notes:

a An "average megawatt" (aMW) is a measure of capacity equivalent that assumes the capacity operates continuously.

b Some products marketed in partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company.

c Includes Pacific Power and Utah Power.

d Some Oregon products marketed in partnership with 3 Phases Energy Services.

e Product is Green-e accredited (www.green-e.org).

f Includes Niagara Mohawk, Massachusetts Electric, Narragansett Electric, and Nantucket Electric.

g Marketed in partnership with Community Energy, CET & Conservation Services Group, EnviroGen, Green Mountain Energy Company, Mass Energy, People's Power & Light, and Sterling Planet.

h Some products are Green-e certified (www.green-e.org).



Total Number of Customer Participants
(as of December 2004)
Rank Utility Program Name(s) Participants
1 Xcel Energy WindSource
Renewable Energy Trust
40,990
2 PacifiCorpab Blue Sky Block
Blue Sky Usage
Blue Sky Habitat
36,125
3 Portland General Electricc Clean Wind
Green Source
Healthy Habitat
33,491
4 Sacramento Municipal Utility District Greenergyd
PV Pioneers I
28,527
5 Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Green Power for a Green L.A. 27,293
6 National Gride GreenUpfg 14,978
7 Puget Sound Energy Green Power Program 14,074
8 Alliant Energy Second Natured 11,544
9 We Energies Energy for Tomorrowd 11,120
10 Florida Power and Lighth Sunshine Energy 10,674

Source: NREL

Notes:

a Includes Pacific Power and Utah Power.

b Some Oregon products marketed in partnership with 3 Phases Energy Services.

c Some products marketed in partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company.

d Product is Green-e accredited (www.green-e.org).

e Includes Niagara Mohawk, Massachusetts Electric, Narragansett Electric, and Nantucket Electric.

f Marketed in partnership with Community Energy, CET & Conservation Services Group, EnviroGen, Green Mountain Energy Company, Mass Energy, People's Power & Light, and Sterling Planet.

g Some products are Green-e certified (www.green-e.org).

h Marketed in partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company.



Customer Participation Rate
(as of December 2004)
Rank Utility Participation Rate Program Name(s) Start Date
1 Lenox Municipal Utilitiesa 14.5% Green City Energy 2003
2 City of Palo Alto Utilitiesb 10.9% Palo Alto Greenc 2003
3 Montezuma Municipal Light and Powera 6.4% Green City Energy 2003
4 Holy Cross Energy 5.2% Wind Power Pioneer
Local Renewable Energy Pool
1998
2002
4 Moorhead Public Service 5.2% Capture the Wind 1998
4 Sacramento Municipal Utility District 5.2% Greenergyc
PV Pioneers I
1997
1993
7 Orcas Power & Light 4.7% Go Green 1999
7 Portland General Electricd 4.3% Clean Wind
Green Source
Healthy Habitat
2002
9 Central Electric Cooperativee 4.0% Green Power 1999
10 Madison Gas & Electric 3.8% Wind Energy Program 1999
10 River Falls Municipal Utilitiesf 3.8% Renewable Energy Program 2001

Source: NREL

Notes:

a Program offered in association with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities.

b Marketed in partnership with 3 Phases Energy Services

c Product is Green-e accredited (www.green-e.org).

d Some products marketed in partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company.

e Power supplied by PNGC Power.

d Program offered in association with Wisconsin Public Power Inc.



Price Premium Charged for New, Customer-Driven
Renewable Power
a

(as of December 2004)
Rank Utility Resources Used Premium
1 Avista Utilities Wind 0.33¢/kWh
2 Austin Energyb Wind, small hydro, landfill gas 0.50¢/kWh
3 Edmond Electricb Wind 0.68¢/kWh
4 Clallam County Public Utility District Landfill gas 0.70¢/kWh
5 Eugene Water and Electric Boardb Wind 0.71¢/kWh
6 PacifiCorpc Wind, biomass, solar 0.78¢/kWh
7 OG&E Electric Servicesb Wind 0.88¢/kWh
8 Wabash Valley Power Associationd Landfill gas 0.90¢/kWh
9 Roseville Electric Geothermal, small hydro, solar 1.00¢/kWh
9 Sacramento Municipal Utility Districte Landfill gas, wind, small hydro 1.00¢/kWh
9 Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Wind 1.00¢/kWh

Source: NREL

Notes:

a Includes only programs that have installed or announced firm plans to install or purchase power from 100% new renewable resources.

b Premium is variable; customers in these programs are exempt or otherwise protected from changes in utility fuel charges.

c Pacific Power product marketed in partnership with 3 Phases Energy Services.

d The premium charged by participating member distribution utilities varies from 0.9¢/kWh to 1.0¢/kWh.

e Product is Green-e accredited (www.green-e.org).


For More Information -

Online Report: Utility Green Pricing Programs: What Defines Success? (PDF Report: 1.1 MB) NREL/TP-620-29831, August 2001.


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