Indiana - Green Power Purchasing (Indiana)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Indiana

Name Indiana - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 10% by 2010 for state buildings in Marion County, IN

Source Landfill gas

Date added to DSIRE 2007-03-14
Last DSIRE Review 2011-01-07

References DSIRE[1]


Note: Deactivated program due to inactivity and expiration of 2007 - 2010 program goals. No recent announcements or updates for 2011 or beyond could be found.

In February, 2007, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced that state buildings located in Marion County, which encompasses Indianapolis, will purchase 10% of their energy from renewable energy resources by 2010. The schedule for the commitment is as follows:

7% in 2007 8% in 2008 9% in 2009 10% in 2010

Additionally, the state Strategic Energy Plan released in 2006 calls for increasing the percentage to 25% by 2025. Eligible renewable energy sources include wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass technologies.

The state is working with Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) to purchase in-state renewable energy credits (RECs) through the utility's Green Power Option program. As of March, 2007, IPL was purchasing 8,450 megawatt-hours of RECs on behalf of state facilities from landfill gas facilities owned by the Wabash Valley Power Association at a cost of $16,140.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Indiana Office of Energy Development

Address 101 W. Ohio Street
Address 2 Suite 1250
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone (317) 232-8939


  • 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)"