City of Dallas - Green Energy Purchasing (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
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|Name||City of Dallas - Green Energy Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-03-13|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-01-17|
In September 2007, the City of Dallas finalized purchase contracts for more than 333 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green electricity for city facilities during 2008. The city has elected to continue its green power purchasing program through 2013. The purchase amounts to roughly 40% of total expected electricity consumption by municipal facilities for the year and will be supplied completely by wind generated electricity. It puts Dallas in the fourth spot on the EPA's Green Power Partner listing of local government green energy purchases (as of January 2011). Prior to this, Dallas engaged in a separate purchase of roughly 30 million kWh of green energy for the street lighting component of city electricity consumption for 2007.
The City of Dallas also has green building requirements for new municipal structures and adopted green building standards for private developments in April 2008 for new construction as of 2009.
|Contact Name||Public Information|
|Department||Green Dallas—Dallas City Hall|
|Address||c/o Public Information Office|
|Address 2||1500 Marilla St., 4ES|
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