City of Dallas - Green Energy Purchasing (Texas)

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Place Texas
Name City of Dallas - Green Energy Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 40%

Source Wind

Date added to DSIRE 2008-03-13
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-17

References DSIRE[1]


In September 2007, the City of Dallas finalized purchase contracts for more than 333 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green electricity for city facilities during 2008. The city has elected to continue its green power purchasing program through 2013. The purchase amounts to roughly 40% of total expected electricity consumption by municipal facilities for the year and will be supplied completely by wind generated electricity. It puts Dallas in the fourth spot on the EPA's Green Power Partner listing of local government green energy purchases (as of January 2011). Prior to this, Dallas engaged in a separate purchase of roughly 30 million kWh of green energy for the street lighting component of city electricity consumption for 2007.

The City of Dallas also has green building requirements for new municipal structures and adopted green building standards for private developments in April 2008 for new construction as of 2009.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Green Dallas—Dallas City Hall
Address c/o Public Information Office
Address 2 1500 Marilla St., 4ES
Place Dallas, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 75201
Phone (214) 671-8573


  • 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)"