City of Grand Rapids - Green Power Purchasing Policy (Michigan)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Grand Rapids - Green Power Purchasing Policy|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Water Heat, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Percent Renewables||22% under current purchase; goal of 100% by 2020|
|Source|| Landfill Gas, Wind, Solar, Hydroelectric|
Energy is from Michigan-based resources
|Date added to DSIRE||2007-12-14|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-21|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In 2005, the City of Grand Rapids established a goal of purchasing 20% of its municipal power demand from renewable energy by 2008. In November 2007, the city signed a three-year agreement with a three-year renewable with Consumers Energy to purchase Green-e Certified blocks of renewable energy valued at a reduced rate. This purchase agreement is equivalent to roughly 15% of municipal electricity consumption, which, coupled with the 5% renewable-energy component of Consumer's Energy base load generation, met the 20% goal established in 2005. The city offset the additional cost of this green electricity purchase by exploring energy and cost savings opportunities in cooperation and through energy efficiency efforts with support from grant funds and capital projects. The Mayor has also established a further goal of purchasing 100% of the city's municipal electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2020. Due to significant energy efficiency efforts, and energy consumption reduction, as of November 2011, the city is purchasing 22% of its energy from renewable sources.
|Contact Name||Haris Alibasic|
|Department||Grand Rapids Executive Office|
|Address||Grand Rapids City Hall|
|Address 2||300 Monroe Avenue NW|
|Place||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Commission Resolution No. 76792|
|Authority 2:||Sustainability Plan FY11-FY15|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.