The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the annual green power purchases of leading organizations within the United States

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 15:01.

As far as I can tell, NOTHING from OHIO is on this most important list of The EPA Top Partner Rankings highlighting the annual green power purchases of leading organizations within the United States - no Ohio-based city, agency, business or institution.

National Top 50 - As of July 6, 2010

National Top 50 icon.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 purchases of leading organizations within the United States and across individual industry sectors.

These green power purchases help reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and support the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Purchase amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA purchase requirements using any combination of three different product options (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.

Purchase 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:


Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Organization Type Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner) Green Power Resources

1. Intel Corporation 2. Kohl's Department Stores 3. Whole Foods Market 4. City of Houston, TX 5. Dell Inc. 6. Johnson & Johnson 7. Cisco Systems, Inc. 8. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 9. U.S. Air Force 10. City of Dallas, TX 11. HSBC North America 12. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. / California and Texas Facilities 13. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 14. District of Columbia 15. TD Bank, N.A. 16. Starbucks 17. BNY Mellon 18. City of Chicago, IL 19. BD 20. University of Pennsylvania 21. U.S. Department of Energy 22. Kimberly-Clark Corporation 23. State of Illinois 24. Wells Fargo & Company 25. Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group 26. Deutsche Bank 27. Pearson, Inc. 28. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 29. Staples 30. Bloomberg LP 31. Motorola, Inc. 32. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. 33. The World Bank Group 34. Lowe's 35. Chicago Public Schools 36. State of Connecticut 37. Hilton Worldwide 38. The Dannon Company, Inc. 39. Lockheed Martin Corporation 40. Safeway Inc. 41. State of Wisconsin 42. Harris N.A. 43. Sprint Nextel 44. Carnegie Mellon University 45. ING 46. Pennsylvania State University 47. Sony DADC 48. Herman Miller Inc. 49. Port of Portland 50. City of Austin, TX

1,433,200,000 51% Information Technology Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation, PNM Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
1,367,376,000 100% Retail 3Degrees°, WM Renewable Energy°, On-site Generation, Sacramento Municipal Utility District°, City of Dover Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
817,657,623 100% Retail 3Degrees°, Austin Energy, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
438,000,000 34% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Reliant Energy Wind
431,058,000 129% Information Technology NextEra Energy Resources°, TXU Energy°, Austin Energy, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Idaho Power°, On-site Generation Biogas, Solar, Wind
416,510,688 39% Health Care 3Degrees°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Suez Energy Resources NA°, Sempra Energy°, Liberty Power°, On-site Generation, PNM Biomass, Solar, Wind
400,996,000 46% Information Technology Sterling Planet°, Austin Energy Wind
400,000,000 40% Govt. (State) Renewable Choice Energy° Biomass, Wind
339,660,392 4% Govt. (Federal) TransAlta Energy Marketing, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Mountain Power°, Champion Energy Services, Georgia Power°, Nexant, Xcel Energy°, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Hess Energy Marketing°, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, El Paso Electric, Rocky Mountain Generation Cooperative Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
333,659,840 40% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Suez Energy Resources NA Wind
300,000,000 112% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
263,533,433 8% Retail Duke Energy, On-site Generation Biogas, Solar, Wind
262,262,425 101% Govt. (Federal) Sterling Planet, Luminant, Element Markets°, NextEra Energy Resources°, 3Degrees°, 3 Phases Renewables°, Bonneville Environmental Foundation°, Pacific Power°, On-site Generation, Minnesota Power Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
244,267,000 50% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Washington Gas Energy Services° Wind
240,333,272 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Community Energy°, Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
237,000,000 25% Restaurants & Food Srvcs. 3Degrees°, NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
229,500,000 77% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources°, Pepco Energy Services° Wind
215,000,000 20% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
200,631,536 38% Health Care NextEra Energy Resources°, Rocky Mountain Power° Wind
200,000,000 48% Education (Higher) Community Energy° Wind
188,599,600 4% Govt. (Federal) Various Various
176,533,000 7% Consumer Products On-site Generation Biomass
176,000,000 33% Govt. (State) Integrys Energy°, City Water, Light & Power° Wind
175,000,000 14% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. 3Degrees° Wind
161,790,000 30% Govt. (Local, Municipal) NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
160,000,000 103% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Element Markets° Wind
157,096,000 101% Consulting Srvcs. Sterling Planet°, Austin Energy Biogas, Wind
150,000,000 5% Govt. (Federal) WindCurrent Wind
146,625,408 22% Retail Sterling Planet°, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power°, Tennessee Valley Authority°, Portland General Electric, Constellation NewEnergy° Biogas, Solar, Wind
140,401,150 59% Media & Publishing Hess Energy Marketing°, Constellation NewEnergy°, ConEdison Solutions°, BlueStar Energy° Biomass, Wind
119,000,000 32% Telecommunications Native Energy° Wind
116,250,000 113% Ag. & Nat. Resources 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Community Energy° Wind
114,735,000 100% Non-Profit (NGO) WindCurrent° Wind
110,950,000 2% Retail Nexant°, On-site Generation Biomass, Solar
107,709,620 20% Education (K-12) Element Markets°, On-site Generation Solar
107,216,096 17% Govt. (State) Hess Energy Marketing°, Direct Energy° Various
102,000,000 29% Travel & Leisure Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
100,000,000 100% Food & Beverage Native Energy° Wind
98,063,334 5% Industrial Goods & Srvcs. Sterling Planet°, Hess Energy Marketing°, TXU Energy°, 3 Phases Renewables°, Xcel Energy° Solar, Wind
94,500,000 3% Retail 3Degrees°, Nexant°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
92,400,000 10% Govt. (State) Madison Gas & Electric, Wisconsin Public Power Inc., We Energies° Biogas, Solar, Wind
91,400,000 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
87,600,000 47% Telecommunications Kansas City Power & Light° Wind
86,840,000 75% Education (Higher) Community Energy°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
86,322,000 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
83,600,000 20% Education (Higher) 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet, Community Energy° Biomass, Small-hydro, Wind
82,000,000 46% Information Technology Horizon Wind Energy° Wind
77,434,966 86% Industrial Goods & Srvcs. Green Mountain Energy, Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative Biomass, Wind
75,030,000 106% Transport & Shipping NextEra Energy Resources°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
74,142,994 17% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Austin Energy Biogas, Wind

*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total purchased 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.

°Indicates Provider is selling Partner a third-party certified green power product. For more information on third-party certification, visit

Current and past Top Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:

July 2010 list (PDF) (4 pp., 246K, About PDF)
April 2010 list (PDF) (4 pp., 246K, About PDF)
January 2010 list (PDF) (4 pp., 246K, About PDF)
October 2009 list (PDF) (4 p, 988K, About PDF)
July 2009 list (PDF) (4 p, 198K, About PDF)
April 2009 list (PDF) (4 pp, 44K, About PDF)
January 2009 list (PDF) (4 pp, 114, About PDF)
October 2008 list (PDF) (4 pp,115K, About PDF)
July 2008 list (PDF) (2 pp, 96K, About PDF)
April 2008 list (PDF) (2 pp, 96K, About PDF)
January 2008 list (PDF) (2 pp, 98K, About PDF)
2007 lists (PDF) (12 pp, 455K, About PDF)
2006 lists (PDF) (10 pp, 511K, About PDF)
2005 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 226K, About PDF)
2004 list (PDF) (2 pp, 151K, About PDF)

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.


Combined, these top 50 largest purchases amount to more than 12.3 billion kilowatt-hours annually, which represents more than 70 percent of the green power commitments made by all EPA Green Power Partners.