City of Ann Arbor - Green Power Purchasing (Michigan)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Michigan

Name City of Ann Arbor - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 30% by 2015 in municipal operations

5% by 2015 in community-wide operations

Date added to DSIRE 2006-11-02
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-28

References DSIRE[1]


In May 2006, the Ann Arbor City Council adopted a resolution that established a goal of 30% renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2010, with an associated 20% reduction in greenhouse gases. The resolution also established a goal of 20% renewable energy for the entire Ann Arbor community by 2015. In July 2009, the EPA announced that the city of Ann Arbor was among the top-20 users of on-site renewable energy in the nation. The city generates and uses roughly 8.9 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually from green energy sources, primarily biogas, solar, and small hydroelectric facilities. This amounts to roughly 20% of the annual electricity consumption in city facilities. The city came short of its 2010 goal, achieving 19.8% renewables by 2010. In April 2011, the City Council passed a new goal to reach 30% renewables by 2015 (compared to 2000 levels) in municipal operations, and 5% renewables community-wide. The resolution also encourages the city staff to reach this goal using long-term, fixed-rate contracts with in-state wind generation.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Andrew Brix
Department City of Ann Arbor
Division Energy Office
Address PO Box 8647

Place Ann Arbor, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48107
Phone (734) 794-6430 Ext:43711


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Resolution to Set Renewable Energy Goals for Ann Arbor
Date Effective 2006-05-01
Date Enacted 2006-05-01

Authority 2: 11-0473.pdf Resolution 11-142

Date Enacted 2011-04-19

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"