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Utility green pricing programs allow homes and businesses to procure green power through their electric utility. Since 2000, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has compiled data on these utility green pricing programs and released annual "Top 10" lists to recognize outstanding programs. Rankings for calendar year 2017 are now available at NREL's Voluntary Green Power page and are included below. This year's Top 10 programs sold more than 6.3 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power to more than 626,000 customers. NREL estimates green pricing programs nationwide sold more than 8 million MWh of green power to more than 800,000 customers.

Utility Green Pricing Program Top 10 Rankings (2017 Data)

Program Participation (# of Customers)

Rank

Utility

GreenPower Participants

1

Portland General Electric

173,856

2

PacifiCorp

120,423

3

Xcel Energy

113,772

4

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

71,873

5

Puget Sound Energy

46,211

6

Dominion Energy

27,779

7

DTE Energy

22,425

8

Austin Energy

17,557

9

National Grid

16,955

10

Avangrid NYSEG and RG&E

15,539

 

Program Participation Rate [(# of Program Participants) / (# of Eligible Customers)]

Rank

Utility (Green Pricing Program)

Participation Rate (%)

1

Portland General Electric (Green Source)

19.44

2

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

11.61

3

Farmers Electric Cooperative ? Kalona

10.78

4

Wellesley Municipal Light Plant

10.56

5

River Falls Municipal Utilities

10.00

6

Silicon Valley Power (Santa Clara)

9.35

7

Alameda Municipal Power

8.91

8

Pacific Power

8.76

9

Muscoda Utilities

6.00

10

Naperville Public Utilities ? Electric

5.43

 

Program Sales (MWh)

Rank

Utility

Sales (MWh/year)

1

Portland General Electric

1,843,565

2

Sacramento Municipal Utility District 

848,623

3

PacifiCorp

820,644

4

Austin Energy

708,326

5

Tennessee Valley Authority

504,227

6

Puget Sound Energy

500,926

7

Xcel Energy

424,589

8

Silicon Valley Power

423,808

9

Dominion Energy

329,607

10

Indianapolis Power & Light Company

215,175

Note: Several utilities administer several green pricing programs. Program participation and sales rankings are based on utility-wide sales. Program participation rate is calculated at the program level.

 

Program Sales Rate [(Green Power Sales) / (Total Utility Sales)]

Rank

Utility (Green Pricing Program)

Sales Rate (%)

1

Portland General Electric (Green Source)

14.40

2

Silicon Valley Power (Santa Clara)

12.15

3

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

7.87

4

(TVA) Oak Ridge Electric Department

7.09

5

Pacific Power (Blue Sky Usage & Habitat)

6.22

6

Austin Energy

5.48

7

River Falls Municipal Utilities

3.95

8

Wellesley Municipal Light Plant

3.35

9

Alameda Municipal Power

3.25

10

Oklahoma Gas & Electric

2.81

Note: Portland General Electric's Commercial & Industrial Clean Wind program has a sales rate of 4.31%.

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