City of Ann Arbor - Green Power Purchasing (Michigan)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Ann Arbor - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric|
|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|
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.
|Contact Name||Andrew Brix|
|Department||City of Ann Arbor|
|Address||PO Box 8647|
|Place||Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|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|
|Authority 2:||11-0473.pdf Resolution 11-142|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.