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Xcel Energy a Leader among National Green Pricing Programs

May 14, 2009

Which utilities are having the greatest success with their green power programs? NREL has compiled extensive data on utility green power programs and produced the following “Top Ten” lists of program characteristics and results: total sales of renewable energy to program participants; total number of customer participants; customer participation rates; and the lowest premium charged to support new renewables development. Click here for more info >>

Congrats to Xcel Energy for being among our nation’s top ten! See how they stack up against other utilities in the country in the table below (Click “Read more” if you can’t see it). If you are in Xcel’s service territory and interested in green purchasing, Learn more about Xcel’s Windsource Program >>

Green Pricing Program Renewable Energy Sales (as of December 2008)

Rank Utility Resources Used Sales (kWh/yr) Sales (aMW)
1 Austin Energy Wind, landfill gas 723,824,901 82.6
2 Portland General Electric Wind, biomass 681,943,576 77.9
3 PacifiCorp Wind, biomass, landfill gas, solar 492,892,222 56.3
4 Xcel Energy Wind 362,040,082 41.3
5 Sacramento Municipal Utility District Wind, solar, biomass, landfill gas, hydro 325,275,628 37.1
6 Puget Sound Energy Wind, solar, biomass, landfill gas, hydro 291,166,600 33.2
7 Public Service Company of New Mexico Wind 176,497,697 20.1
8 We Energies Wind, landfill gas, solar 176,242,630 20.1
9 National Grid Biomass, wind, small hydro, solar 174,612,444 19.9
10 PECO Wind 172,782,490 19.7
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