City of Grand Rapids - Green Power Purchasing Policy (Michigan)

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Place Michigan
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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
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

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Haris Alibasic
Department Grand Rapids Executive Office
Address Grand Rapids City Hall
Address 2 300 Monroe Avenue NW
Place Grand Rapids, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 49503-2206
Phone (616) 456-3497

Website http:///

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Commission Resolution No. 76792
Date Enacted 2007-11-27

Authority 2: Sustainability Plan FY11-FY15

  • 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)"