Pennsylvania - Green Power Purchasing (Pennsylvania)

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Place Pennsylvania
Name Pennsylvania - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Various sources
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-08-09
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 50% under most recent purchase

Source Various

Date added to DSIRE 2003-03-24
Last DSIRE Review 2011-08-09
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - GGGC
Department Governor's Green Government Council
Address P.O. Box 8772
Place Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 17105-8772
Phone (717) 783-8411


  • 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)"