City of Madison - Green Power Purchasing (Wisconsin)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Madison - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biodiesel, Ethanol, Photovoltaics, Renewable Fuels, Renewable Transportation Fuels, Wind|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Percent Renewables|| 25% by 2025
|Source|| Renewable electricity and transportation fuels
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-30|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In 1999, Madison’s Metro Maintenance and Administration Facility began purchasing 25% of its electricity from Madison Gas and Electric’s wind power program. The additional cost to purchase the wind power is approximately $26,000 per year. Metro officials estimate that their wind power purchase is equivalent to running ten buses per year with no carbon monoxide emissions. In 2005, the city established a goal to increase the entire city’s electricity purchases to 10% renewable energy by 2006 and 20% renewable energy by 2010.
In March 2007, the City of Madison Common Council passed a resolution to purchase 10% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2007 and 20% by 2011. The city budget was amended to make available $17,000 for the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs), with a stated preference for those originating in Dane and Madison counties. The Council also resolved to encourage community participation in renewable energy programs through its own Clean Energy Challenge Program, with a goal of being recognized as an EPA Green Power Partner (consumer purchases of green electricity amounting to 2% of total consumption). In 2011, the City now purchases 22% of renewable energy through the Madison Gas and Electric's Green Power Tomorrow program.
In November 2009, the City passed a resolution to join the Wisconsin Energy Independent Community Partnership and become and Energy Independent Community. In joining the Partnership, the City resolved to procure 25% of the City's electricity and transportation fuels from renewable resources by 2025. According to the 2011 Madison Sustainability Plan, the City plans to continue increasing its purchases.
|Contact Name||Jeanne Hoffman|
|Department||City of Madison|
|Address||215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.|
|Phone|| (608) 266-4091
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||City Resolution 07-00343|
|Date Enacted|| 2007-03-20
|Authority 2:||City Resolution 09-00962|
|Date Enacted|| 2009-11-20
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.