Green Power Partnership
Top 20 On-site Generation
The Top 20 On-site Generation list represents those partners generating and consuming the most green power on-site within the Green Power Partnership. The combined on-site green power consumption of these organizations amounts to more than 780 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 82,000 average American homes each year.
As of March 18, 2013
The Green Power Partnership works with a wide variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500® companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of colleges and universities. The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the annual green power use of leading Green Power Partners within the United States and across individual industry sectors.
Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Usage amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA Partnership requirements using any combination of three different product options: (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.
At Coca-Cola we are focused on improving the energy efficiency of our manufacturing operations. Projects like the landfill-gas-to-energy project helps our organization become more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint while reducing costs in our manufacturing process.
- Bruce Karas, Coca-Cola
Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule. Find out how your organization can partner with EPA today! To view a top partner list, select from the chart below:
Top 20 Retail Fortune 500® Partners
Top 10 Federal Government Top 20 Local Government
Top 20 College & University Top 20 Tech & Telecom
Top 20 On-site Generation Top 20 K-12 Schools
|Annual On-site Green Power Usage (kWh)||On-site % of total Electricity Use*||On-site Resources||Purchased Green Power (kWh)|
|1. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.|
|174,835,668||1%||Biogas, Solar, Wind||576,596,124|
|2. U.S. Department of Energy|
|110,914,391||2%||Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Wind||587,574,708|
|3. Apple Inc.|
|4. BMW Manufacturing Co. / Greer, SC Facilities|
|5. Coca-Cola Refreshments|
|6. U.S. Air Force|
|36,988,080||<1%||Biogas, Solar, Wind||245,588,162|
|7. Kohl's Department Stores|
|8. City of San Francisco, CA|
|9. SC Johnson & Son, Inc.|
|10. City of San Jose, CA|
|11. City of San Diego, CA|
|20,344,825||8%||Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar||0|
|12. City of Portland, OR|
|14,624,259||9%||Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind||1,881,400|
|13. Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC|
|14. Adobe Systems Incorporated|
|15. County of Santa Clara, CA|
|16. Encina Wastewater Authority|
|17. University of Iowa / Main Campus Buildings|
|18. Safeway Inc.|
|9,046,000||<1%||Biogas, Solar, Wind||111,141,000|
|19. City of Tulare, CA / Wastewater Treatment Plant|
|20. City of Santa Cruz, CA / Wastewater Treatment Facility|
*Reflects the amount of green power generated on-site as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.
Current and past Top Retail Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:
April 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 161K, About PDF)
January 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 243K)
2012 lists (PDF) (8 pp., 294K)
2011 lists (PDF) (8 pp., 86K)
2010 lists (PDF) (4 pp., 763K)
2009 lists (PDF) (4 pp., 763K)
For additional information on how your organization can join these Top Partners as Green Power Partners, please visit the Join Us page of this Web site.