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Green Power Community Challenge Rankings


Dates to Remember

Challenge Launch
September 23, 2013

GPC Challenge Rankings
Update Schedule

December 2013
March 2014
June 2014

Final GP Usage Determined
September 1, 2014

Challenge Ends
September 2014

Released on September 22, 2014

Over the span of a year, EPA GPCs tracked and reported their collective green power use and green power percentage of total electricity use. GPCs are ranked according to these two categories on a quarterly schedule. The final rankings for the 2013-2014 GPC Challenge are below. Congratulations to the winning GPCs, Washington, DC and Hillsboro, OR, and to all of the participating communities!

GPC Rankings Based on Green Power Usage

Community Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)
1. Washington, DC Community 1,162,045,224
2. Hillsboro, OR Community 1,035,676,273
3. Portland, OR Community 610,166,117
4. Philadelphia, PA Community 596,560,696
5. Santa Clara, CA Community 245,325,728
6. Arlington Heights, IL Community 177,696,600
7. Aurora, IL Community 163,850,000
8. Edmond, OK Community 97,913,032
9. Bellingham, WA Community 96,502,308
10. Alton, IL Community 93,610,867
11. Rockville, MD Community 86,473,413
12. County of Marin, CA Community 79,932,994
13. Palo Alto, CA Community 77,188,682
14. San Rafael, CA Community 74,987,645
15. Beaverton, OR Community 74,514,369
16. Oak Ridge, TN Community 73,017,723
17. Olympia, WA Community 70,761,555
18. Gresham, OR Community 67,143,284
19. Bend, OR Community 62,794,125
20. Novato, CA Community 57,142,375
21. Salem, OR Community 39,387,780
22. Medford, OR Community 32,804,282
23. Corvallis, OR Community 32,345,284
24. Park City, UT Community 31,633,858
25. Hanover, NH Community 23,022,771
26. Lacey, WA Community 21,601,187
27. College Park, MD Community 20,751,917
28. Durango, CO Community 19,530,449
29. Mill Valley, CA Community 18,323,572
30. River Falls, WI Community 17,488,204
31. Swarthmore, PA Community 16,907,536
32. Creve Coeur, MO Community 15,390,128
33. Corte Madera, CA Community 14,847,242
34. Larkspur, CA Community 14,598,443
35. San Anselmo, CA Community 12,185,881
36. Milwaukie, OR Community 11,298,498
37. Sausalito, CA Community 11,104,364
38. Tiburon, CA Community 10,826,661
39. Wellesley, MA Community 10,442,210
40. Hood River, OR Community 7,898,336
41. Mercer Island, WA Community 7,570,514
42. Fairfax, CA Community 7,475,591
43. Falls Church, VA Community 4,427,266
44. Hyattsville, MD Community 4,394,023
45. Stoughton, WI Community 4,190,852
46. Moab Area, UT Community 3,940,433
47. Ross, CA Community 3,455,705
48. Belvedere, CA Community 2,732,010
49. Cannon Beach, OR Community 1,399,778
50. Edmonston, MD Community 1,168,317
51. Cornwall, CT Community 1,061,529
52. Springdale, UT Community 842,752
53. Brookeville, MD Community 281,500

GPC Rankings Based on Percentage Green Power

Community Green Power % of Total Electricity Use
1. Hillsboro, OR Community 50.8%
2. Brookeville, MD Community 40.2%
3. Swarthmore, PA Community 32.4%
4. Mill Valley, CA Community 30.9%
5. Fairfax, CA Community 30.1%
6. San Anselmo, CA Community 28.0%
7. Belvedere, CA Community 27.7%
7. (tie) Tiburon, CA Community 27.7%
9. Ross, CA Community 25.9%
10. Arlington Heights, IL Community 25.4%
10. (tie) Sausalito, CA Community 25.4%
12. County of Marin, CA Community 25.1%
12. (tie) San Rafael, CA Community 25.1%
14. Corte Madera, CA Community 24.8%
15. Novato, CA Community 24.7%
16. Larkspur, CA Community 24.6%
17. Hanover, NH Community 17.2%
18. Alton, IL Community 16.7%
19. River Falls, WI Community 15.0%
20. Bellingham, WA Community 14.5%
21. Washington, DC Community 12.7%
22. Olympia, WA Community 12.6%
23. Edmonston, MD Community 11.5%
24. Aurora, IL Community 11.4%
25. Edmond, OK Community 11.3%
26. Durango, CO Community 11.0%
27. Gresham, OR Community 9.1%
28. Park City, UT Community 8.9%
29. Santa Clara, CA Community 8.4%
30. Beaverton, OR Community 8.3%
30. (tie) Bend, OR Community 8.3%
30. (tie) Palo Alto, CA Community 8.3%
33. Portland, OR Community 8.0%
34. Cornwall, CT Community 7.8%
35. Corvallis, OR Community 6.2%
36. Springdale, UT Community 6.0%
37. Hood River, OR Community 5.9%
38. Lacey, WA Community 5.5%
38. (tie) Oak Ridge, TN Community 5.5%
40. Cannon Beach, OR Community 5.0%
40. (tie) Hyattsville, MD Community 5.0%
42. Philadelphia, PA Community 4.5%
43. Mercer Island, WA Community 4.3%
44. Wellesley, MA Community 4.2%
45. Rockville, MD Community 3.9%
46. Milwaukie, OR Community 3.8%
47.  College Park, MD Community 3.3%
47. (tie) Salem, OR Community 3.3%
49. Creve Coeur, MO Community 3.2%
49. (tie) Falls Church, VA Community 3.2%
49. (tie) Moab Area, UT Community 3.2%
52. Medford, OR Community 3.1%
53. Stoughton, WI Community 3.0%

Current and past Green Power Community Challenge Rankings are available here for you to view and print:

September 2014 list (PDF) (4 pp., 419K, About PDF)
June 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp., 100K, About PDF)
April 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp., 100K)
December 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 100K)
September 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 188K)
June 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 267K)
March 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 109K)
December 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp., 109K)
September 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp., 118K)
June 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp., 133K)
March 2012 list (PDF) (2 pp., 120K)
December 2011 list (PDF) (2 pp., 120K)
September 2011 list (PDF) (3 pp., 125K)
June 2011 list (PDF) (3 pp., 125K)
March 2011 list (PDF) (2 pp., 70K)
December 2010 list (PDF) (2 pp., 63K)
September 2010 list (PDF) (2 pp., 32K)

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