Green Power Partnership
Green Power Community Tools and Resources
Green Power Communities
- Local Climate and Energy Program: Renewable Energy
- Clean Energy Strategies for Local Governments: Green Power Procurement (PDF) (36 pp, 547K)
- Clean Energy Strategies for Local Governments: On-Site Renewable Energy Generation (PDF) (43 pp, 496K)
- The Green Power Locator
- Clean Energy Collaborative Procurement Initiative
GPC Partnership Documents
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The Green Power Communities Brochure (PDF) (4 pp, 2.5 MB) provides basic information about GPP's Green Power Communities (GPCs). The brochure includes information about how to become a GPC, the benefits of green power purchasing, and examples of how current GPCs are using green power to fight climate change and meet environmental and sustainability goals.
The GPC Partnership Agreement (XLS) (463K) is the form that a community's authorized official must complete and email to EPA to join the Partnership. Community Partners need to provide contact information as well as information on community-wide electricity use and collective voluntary green power use. Please note that the municipal government must join the Partnership prior to the community joining as a GPC. The municipal government must meet all requirements outlined in the standard Partnership Agreement (PDF) (2 pp, 133K) and submit the Agreement to EPA. Also, please note that in response to the automated message that appears upon opening the Partnership Agreement, you will need to enable macros (the macro contained in the file is safe and has been third-party verified).
The Green Power Community Yearly Report (XLS) (138K) is a form that Green Power Communities can use to update their community-wide green power usage information. Communities will receive a Green Power Community Yearly Report from their assigned account manager on the anniversary of their Partnership or the anniversary date of their last purchase data update, whichever is most recent. The report will include the community-wide green power use information on record—Communities need only confirm or update the information. Please note, in response to the automated message that appears upon opening the Yearly Report, you will need to enable macros (the macro contained in the file is safe and has been third-party verified).
The EPA Green Power Community Road Signs: Use & Reproduction Guidelines (PDF) (2 pp, 303K) provides guidance on the correct use and display of EPA Green Power Community road signs. This document also includes sign reproduction guidelines, should a community wish to reproduce signs for additional display within the boundaries of the municipality.
There are no webinars currently scheduled but please check back soon.
To access audio recordings, transcripts and presentations for past webinars, follow the links below.
- January 18, 2012, Webinar on Making an Impact on Energy Use in Your Community: EPA's Green Power Communities and Local Climate and Energy Program
- May 28, 2008, Webinar: Local Clean Energy Webcast Series: Green Power Procurement
- February 23, 2010, Webinar: EPA Green Power Communities
Green Power Purchasing and Sustainability Planning in Washington, DC (PDF) (17 pp, 2M), Michael Yambrach
Corvallis, Oregon An EPA Green Power Community (PDF) (12 pp, 716K), Linda Lovett, Sustainability Supervisor, Corvallis, Oregon
Green Power Communities: An EPA-designed Platform to Promote Community-based Support for Renewable Energy (PDF) (15 pp, 1.2MB), Anthony Amato, ERG.
U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership Green Power Community Challenge (PDF) (8 pp, 880K), Allison Dennis, EPA.
Green Power Challenges: Experiences from the Pacific Northwest (PDF) (17 pp, 1.2MB), Thor Hinckley, Portland General Electric and Joanne Colby, Green Mountain Energy.
The Boulder, Colorado Wind Power Challenge (PDF) (15 pp, 1.31MB), Susan Innis, Western Resource Advocates. Presented at the 11th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference.
Building a Green Power Community with Support from the Local Government (PDF) (11 pp, 235K), Heather Mulligan, Puget Sound Energy. Presented at the 11th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference.
Replicating Connecticut's Clean Energy Communities Program in Other States (PDF) (10 pp, 5.4MB), Keri Enright, SmartPower. Presented at the 11th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference.
Community-Based Renewable Energy Projects: Leveraging the Marketing of Green Pricing Programs (PDF) (19 pp, 1.2MB) Mike Hodges, Wisconsin Public Power Inc. Presented at the 11th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference.