Purchasing Renewable Energy: A Guidebook for Federal Agencies

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

08/2000

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-46766

Abstract

This guidebook is intended to inform Federal agencies on their opportunities to purchase renewable energy. Definitions of renewable energy and green power are discussed and potential benefits and costs of Federal renewable energy purchases are identified. In addition, procurement issues and approaches are identified that are appropriate for both regulated and restructured markets. Drawing upon lessons learned from agencies that have recently completed or are currently pursuing renewable energy purchases, key elements of a successful renewable energy procurement are outlined. Agencies that are interested only in participating in procurements run by the General Services Administration (GSA) or the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) should turn directly to Section 5.3 of this document.

Year of Publication

2000

Refereed Designation

Unknown

Institution

LBNL

Pagination

23

City

Berkeley