Green Power Partnership
|City of Boston, MA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||12.3%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
The City of Boston joined the Green Power Partnership in 2005 and is purchasing 21 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind-generated green power. “I'm proud that Boston is among the largest local government purchasers in New England," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. " Our green power purchase and solar installations demonstrates our commitment to clean energy strategies that improve our environment and the quality of life in all of our neighborhoods." The City of Boston is also a leader in promoting renewable energy generation through its Renew Boston Solar program. At the end of 2001, over 6MW of solar is installed citywide, while the City of Boston has installed 400 kW of PV on municipal buildings and will install another 250 kW in the next upcoming year on the Archives building and at Central Fleet Maintaince. The City of Boston will be installing a 1.65 MW wind turbie on Deer Island in Boston Harbor this year which will be in addition current wind installiations of 8 MW. The City of Boston continues to advance renewable enegy installtions in Boston and expects 2012 to be another big year in meeting Mayor Menino;'s goal of 25 MW of solar power by 2015.