Pennsylvania - Green Power Purchasing (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Pennsylvania - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Various sources|
|Incentive Inactive Date||2011-08-09|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Percent Renewables|| 50% under most recent purchase
|Date added to DSIRE||2003-03-24|
|Last DSIRE Review||2011-08-09|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
Pennsylvania's state government is purchasing annually 500,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity -- 50% of the state government's total electricity use -- from various renewable energy resources (click here for the press release). Pennsylvania originally committed to purchasing green power to supply 5% of its electricity use annually, beginning in 2000. In October 2004, Governor Ed Rendell doubled the state government's original green power purchase commitment from 5% to 10%. The commitment was doubled again, to 20%, in August 2006. In October 2007, the contract was modified with an additional purchase that brought the total green power purchase to 28% of the state government's annual electricity consumption. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the state bumped their purchase once again to 40% of state government electricity needs.
|Contact Name||Public Information - GGGC|
|Department||Governor's Green Government Council|
|Address||P.O. Box 8772|
|Phone|| (717) 783-8411
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.