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What is a Green Tariff?

Green tariffs are voluntary utility programs that allow eligible customers to buy both the energy and associated Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from a large-scale renewable energy project through an independent tariff or as a rider on a customer’s current electricity bill. These programs are typically offered by local electric utilities and approved by state public utility commissions (PUCs).

U.S. Utility Green Tariff Report: January 2023 Update

CEBA’s latest Utility Green Tariff Report includes details on new green tariff programs that were approved or proposed between January 2021 and January 2023. As of January 2023, the Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) has tracked 50 active green tariff programs that have been approved or are pending approval at 40 utilities across 28 states.

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Utility Engagement Primer and Workbook

Learn how engage with your electricity utility. This primer will help you understand the utility's perspective and to think through what features you might look for when evaluating utility-provided clean energy options.

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U.S. Electricity Markets: Utility Green Tariff Update, December 2020

The U.S. Electricity Markets: Utility Green Tariff Update provides detailed information on green tariff programs available in the United States as of December 2020.

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Introduction to Green Tariff Options

An overview of green tariffs, including key characteristics, types available in the energy market, and examples that have been successfully utilized by energy customers.