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Trends in Utility Green Pricing Programs (2005)

DescriptionIn the early 1990s, only a handful of utilities offered their customers a choice of purchasing electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Today, more than 600 utilities—or about 20% of all utilities nationally—provide their customers a “green power” option. Because some utilities offer programs in conjunction with cooperative associations or other publicly owned power entities, the number of distinct programs totals more than 130. Through these programs, more than 50 million customers have the ability to purchase renewable energy to meet some portion or all of their electricity needs—or make contributions to support the development of renewable energy resources. Typically, customers pay a premium above standard electricity rates for this service. This report presents year-end 2005 data on utility green pricing programs, and examines trends in consumer response and program implementation over time. The data in this report, which were obtained via a questionnaire distributed to utility green pricing program managers, can be used by utilities to benchmark the success of their green power programs.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages48
Document Size812 KB
First Received11/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
Program NameEnergy Analysis
Keywordsgreen power; green pricing; utilities; electricity customers; renewable energy supplies; renewable energy certificates; RECs; green power products; customer-acquisition costs
Print Date10/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Product ID5272
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