Prince George's County - Green Power Purchasing (Maryland)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

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Place Maryland
Name Prince George's County - Green 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 10% in 2008 with further goal of 20% in 2011 if practical

Source Wind

Date added to DSIRE 2005-05-05
Last DSIRE Review 2009-06-18

References DSIRE[1]


In May 2005, Montgomery County signed a contract with Washington Gas Energy Services and its wind energy supplier, Community Energy, to supply 5% of a multi-jurisdictional group's power with wind-energy resources. The contract applies to six county agencies, 11 municipalities and Prince George's County. This group agreed to purchase 38.4 million kilowatt-hours per year for two years from wind facilities in West Virginia. In early 2006, the county and its partners doubled their purchase to 10% and will purchase approximately 65.9 million kWh of wind generated electricity during 2008. The group has further plans to increase this purchase to 20% by 2011 if practical.

The group's commitment to purchase wind power was influenced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's designation of metropolitan Washington, DC, as a severe ozone non-attainment area. As a result of this designation, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, approved State Implementation Plans (SIPs) in February 2004 in order to meet the national Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. These SIPs include the first state submissions of wind-energy purchases as control measures in regional air-quality plans required under the Clean Air Act. The wind purchase is designed to reduce dangerous ozone transport caused by fossil-fuel power plants in upwind areas.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - Prince George's County
Department Prince George's County Department of Environmental Protection
Address 9400 Peppercorn Place
Address 2 Suite 500
Place Largo, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 20774
Phone (301) 883-5810


  • 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)"