Montgomery County - Wind Power Purchasing (Pennsylvania)

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Place Pennsylvania
Name Montgomery County - Wind Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 100%

Source Wind

Date added to DSIRE 2007-10-03
Last DSIRE Review 2011-04-06

References DSIRE[1]


In September 2007, Montgomery County approved contracts to purchase wind energy and renewable-energy credits (RECs) derived from wind energy equal to 100% of the county government's electricity consumption. The REC portion (95%) of this purchase entailed an outlay of $293,212 over the course of the two-year purchase contract, with remaining 5% purchased from PECO Energy Company wind facilities on a month-to-month basis at $3,104 per month. The contract periods began in October 2007 and expired two years later.

On October 1, 2009, the County Board of Commissioners approved additional wind energy contracts with PECO and Community Energy for 14 month terms expiring December 31, 2010. The contract with Community Energy provides for monthly payments totaling $43,543.50 and the contract with PECO provides for monthly payments totaling $8,593.62, for a grand total $52,137.12 over life of the contracts.

The green power purchase ranked among the top-20 largest local government green power commitments in the country during 2009, according to the EPA Green Power Partnership Program.

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

Authority 1: County Commission Resolution 09-C.387
Date Effective 2009-11-01
Date Enacted 2009-10-01
Expiration Date 12/31/2010 (current contracts)

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Corcoran
Department Montgomery County
Division Office of Communications
Address One Montgomery Plaza, Ste. 800
Place Norristown, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 19404-0311
Phone (610) 278-3061


  • 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)"