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Green Power Communities

Leading local governments across the nation are partnering with EPA to become Green Power Communities (GPCs). GPCs are towns, villages, cities, counties, or tribal governments in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements.


Green Power Community Rankings

Released on January 25, 2016

GPC Rankings Based on Green Power Usage

Community Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)
1. Washington, DC Community 1,202,743,808
2. Hillsboro, OR Community 1,117,846,784
3. Portland, OR Community 691,498,284
4. Philadelphia, PA Community 611,915,278
5. Santa Clara, CA Community 309,127,990
6. Cleveland, OH Community 275,360,000
7. Aurora, IL Community 211,928,000
8. Arlington Heights, IL Community 210,000,000
9. Evanston, IL Community 206,607,943
10. Richmond, CA Community 127,926,757
11. Alton, IL Community 127,400,000
12. Rockville, MD Community 115,233,395
13. Bellingham, WA Community 103,317,595
14. Edmond, OK Community 97,913,032
15. Glen Ellyn, IL Community 84,289,027
16. Beaverton, OR Community 82,790,355
17. Oak Ridge, TN Community 73,017,723
18. Bend, OR Community 70,932,188
19. San Rafael, CA Community 69,559,307
20. County of Marin, CA Community 69,550,727
21. Olympia, WA Community 67,804,066
22. Palo Alto, CA Community 57,268,077
23. Novato, CA Community 55,938,886
24. Corvallis, OR Community 55,625,011
25. Gresham, OR Community 50,998,513
26. Lake Oswego, OR Community 46,325,085
27. Salem, OR Community 39,387,780
28. Medford, OR Community 38,189,805
29. Park City, UT Community 32,584,391
30. Hanover, NH Community 29,741,437
31. College Park, MD Community 25,620,343
32. Durango, CO Community 24,028,449
33. Lacey, WA Community 21,396,658
34. Mill Valley, CA Community 17,909,280
35. River Falls, WI Community 17,592,143
36. Swarthmore, PA Community 16,907,536
37. Wilsonville, OR Community 16,294,852
38. Creve Coeur, MO Community 15,391,712
39. Corte Madera, CA Community 14,753,102
40. Larkspur, CA Community 13,969,702
41. San Anselmo, CA Community 11,961,935
42. Milwaukie, OR Community 11,808,466
43. Sausalito, CA Community 10,704,444
44. Webster Groves, MO Community 10,512,000
45. Tiburon, CA Community 10,500,941
46. Wellesley, MA Community 8,535,639
47. Hood River, OR Community 8,297,303
48. Mercer Island, WA Community 7,570,514
49. Fairfax, CA Community 7,098,836
50. Falls Church, VA Community 6,491,230
51. Maplewood, MO Community 6,204,000
52. Talent, OR Community 4,811,813
53. Hyattsville, MD Community 4,394,023
54. Moab Area, UT Community 3,984,990
55. Ross, CA Community 3,300,670
56. Belvedere, CA Community 2,769,913
57. Edmonston, MD Community 1,490,341
58. Cannon Beach, OR Community 1,387,655
59. Brookeville, MD Community 937,200
60. Springdale, UT Community 842,713

GPC Rankings Based on Percentage Green Power

Community Green Power % of Total Electricity Use
1. Hillsboro, OR Community 50.5%
2. Glen Ellyn, IL Community 40.0%
3. Olympia, WA Community 35.4%
4. Swarthmore, PA Community 32.4%
5. Mill Valley, CA Community 31.3%
6. Fairfax, CA Community 30.8%
7. Arlington Heights, IL Community 30.0%
8. San Anselmo, CA Community 28.4%
9. Belvedere, CA Community 27.6%
9. (tie) Tiburon, CA Community 27.6%
11. Evanston, IL Community 27.5%
12. Richmond, CA Community 26.7%
13. Rockville, MD Community 26.2%
14. Ross, CA Community 25.9%
15. Sausalito, CA Community 25.5%
16. San Rafael, CA Community 25.4%
17. Corte Madera, CA Community 24.8%
17. (tie) Larkspur, CA Community 24.8%
19. Novato, CA Community 24.7%
20. County of Marin, CA Community 23.7%
21. Alton, IL Community 22.8%
22. Brookeville, MD Community 22.7%
23. Hanover, NH Community 22.3%
24. Bellingham, WA Community 15.1%
25. River Falls, WI Community 15.0%
26. Aurora, IL Community 14.7%
27. Oak Ridge, TN Community 13.9%
28. Durango, CO Community 13.8%
29. Lake Oswego, OR Community 13.6%
30. Washington, DC Community 13.2%
31. Edmond, OK Community 11.3%
32. Santa Clara, CA Community 10.4%
33. Corvallis, OR Community 10.2%
34. Beaverton, OR Community 9.6%
35. Talent, OR Community 9.4%
36. Bend, OR Community 9.1%
36. (tie) Portland, OR Community 9.1%
38. Park City, UT Community 8.5%
39. Lacey, WA Community 8.2%
40. Edmonston, MD Community 8.0%
41. Gresham, OR Community 6.9%
42. Hood River, OR Community 6.0%
42. (tie) Palo Alto, CA Community 6.0%
44. Springdale, UT Community 5.4%
45. Cannon Beach, OR Community 5.3%
46. Maplewood, MO Community 5.1%
46. (tie) Wilsonville, OR Community 5.1%
48. Hyattsville, MD Community 5.0%
49. Falls Church, VA Community 4.7%
50. Philadelphia, PA Community 4.6%
51. Cleveland, OH Community 4.4%
52. Mercer Island, WA Community 4.3%
53. College Park, MD Community 4.1%
54. Milwaukie, OR Community 4.0%
55. Medford, OR Community 3.7%
56. Wellesley, MA Community 3.5%
57. Creve Coeur, MO Community 3.3%
57. (tie) Moab Area, UT Community 3.3%
57. (tie) Webster Groves, MO Community 3.3%
57. (tie) Salem, OR Community 3.3%




 

EPA’s Green Power Communities are collectively using more than six billion kWh of green power annually, equivalent to the electricity use of more than 580,000 average American homes for one year.


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