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Overview of the 2020 Green-e® Verification Report (2019 Data)

Overview of the 2020 Green-e® Verification Report (2019 Data)

Join Green-e® staff in an in-depth review of the 2020 Green-e® Verification Report (2019 Data). This free webinar will cover how Green-e® Energy, Green-e® Climate, and Green-e® Marketplace performed throughout last year as well as a look at trends in the voluntary renewable energy markets—including generation trends, renewable energy certificate and green pricing programs, community choice programs, and direct corporate purchases.

Speakers
Michael Leschke
Senior Manager, Certification Programs

Lucas Grimes
Analyst, Certification Programs

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  1. Overview of the 2020 Green-e® Verification Report (2019 Data) Lucas

    Grimes A N A L Y S T , C E R T I F I C A T I O N P R O G R A M S Michael Leschke S E N I O R M A N A G E R , C E R T I F I C A T I O N P R O G R A M S
  2. Outline. ENERGY, CLIMATE, AND MARKETPLACE CERTIFIED SALES CUSTOMERS PURCHASING CERTIFIED

    SUPPLY CERTIFIED PRODUCT TYPES PAGE 2 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  3. Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) creating policy and market solutions to advance

    sustainable energy since 1997. • Expert assistance • Renewable energy and climate policy • Renewable Energy Markets annual conference • Green-e® certification for suppliers and users of renewable energy and carbon offsets in the voluntary market About Center for Resource Solutions PAGE 3 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  4. Key Takeaways. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERTIFIED SALES

    IN THE 2019 REPORTING YEAR PAGE 4 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  5. 2019 was the biggest year of certified sales to date.

    • 69 million retail MWh, or more than 1 .8% of the overall US electricity mix • 1 .61 million retail purchasers of Green-e® certified renewable energy, including over 113,000 businesses • Major growth in solar and newer generation facilities as sources of supply • Sales mostly to the coasts, supply mostly from the Midwest and Texas • Major growth in Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) product type Key Takeaways – Green-e® Energy PAGE 5 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  6. 2019 was the biggest year of certified sales to date.

    • 691,000 mtCO2e certified offsets • Large growth in Carbon Offset Natural Gas (CONG) products • Certified sales to more unique countries than ever before Key Takeaways – Green-e® Climate PAGE 6 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  7. Green-e® label on more products than ever before • Welcome

    to Bank of America, Bigelow Tea, and Rock Canyon Coffee • Marketplace participants purchased or generated approximately 2,281,500 MWh in 2019, which is enough to power over 273,000 households for a year Key Takeaways – Green-e® Marketplace PAGE 7 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  8. Charts, Data and Analysis. VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE 2019 REPORTING

    YEAR FOR GREEN-E® ENERGY AND CLIMATE PAGE 8 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  9. Green-e® Energy. https://www.green-e.org/programs/energy PAGE 9 © 2021 Center for Resource

    Solutions. All rights reserved.
  10. Total Green-e® Energy Certified Sales of Renewable Energy by Product

    Type and Customer Type (in MWh), 2019 PAGE 10 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  11. Green-e® Energy Certified Sales By Product Type, 1998 – 2019

    (In MWH) PAGE 11 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  12. Green-e® Energy Certified Sales By Customer Type, 1998 – 2019

    (In MWH) PAGE 12 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  13. Retail Customers Purchasing Green-e® Energy Certified Products by Type PAGE

    13 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  14. Contributions of Renewable Resource Types to Certified Retail Sales, 2019

    PAGE 14 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  15. Total Number of Facilities Supplying Certified Sales by Resource Type,

    2019 PAGE 15 © 2011 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  16. Megawatt-Hours by Facility Date of First Operation or Repowering PAGE

    16 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  17. Count of Facilities by Year of First Operation or Repowering

    PAGE 17 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  18. PAGE 18 2019 followed the same general rule as previous

    years – consumption of certified electricity is highest in more populated states and states near a coast Top 10 States by Retail Sales Volume, 2019 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  19. PAGE 19 The states with the highest amount of customers

    tend to be in states with successful utility green pricing programs, although we are seeing growth in states where CCAs are booming (NY, and especially CA) Percent of Total Retail Customers by State, 2019 (Includes REC Sales) © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  20. PAGE 20 The difference between states with generators versus purchasers

    of renewable energy demonstrates how the market for unbundled RECs is allowing customers with limited access to local renewable energy products to support changes in generation portfolios in the US and Canada. Top Ten States and Provinces Supplying Certified Retail Sales, 2019 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  21. Supply for and Sales of Green-e® Energy Certified Retail Transactions

    PAGE 21 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  22. PAGE 22 Certified REC sales continue to steadily climb, with

    across the board growth in terms of total retail REC sales of 9% experienced in 2019 over 2018. Certified Sales of Renewable Energy Certificates (including PPAs & VPPAs Certified as RECs) by Customer Type © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  23. PAGE 23 Utility green pricing programs certified by Green- e®

    Energy consistently make up the majority of NREL’s Top Ten rankings in terms of customer participation rate, total number of subscribers, total MWh sold, and green power sales as a percentage of total retail electricity sales. Green-e® Energy Certified Sales in Green Pricing Programs by Customer Type © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  24. PAGE 24 Available in states where the electricity market is

    deregulated, customers have the option to choose their electric service provider (ESP). Green-e® Energy Certified Sales of Electricity by Electric Service Providers by Customer Type © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  25. PAGE 25 Also known as Municipal Aggregation, CCAs allow cities

    and counties to aggregate customers in a regulated market within a defined jurisdiction to secure alternative electricity supply contracts on a community wide basis. Green-e® Energy Certified Sales of Community Choice Aggregation Providers by Customer Type © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  26. Green-e® Climate. https://www.green-e.org/programs/climate PAGE 26 © 2021 Center for Resource

    Solutions. All rights reserved.
  27. Green-e® Climate Certified Sales (in mtCO2e) PAGE 27 © 2021

    Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  28. Green-e® Climate Certified Sales in a Bundled Product PAGE 28

    © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  29. Green-e® Climate Certified Sales used for LEED PAGE 29 ©

    2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  30. International Sales of Green-e® Climate Certified Sales (in mtCO2e) PAGE

    30 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  31. PAGE 31 2019 also saw a diverse mix of projects

    provide carbon offsets to Green-e® Climate certified sales. Industrial gas abatement projects were almost two thirds of overall supply at 62%. Overall, 26 different projects supplied offsets to Green-e® Climate certified sales; half were landfall gas capture projects. MtCO2e of Certified Sales by Project Type and Unique Projects © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  32. Upcoming Events. www.resource-solutions.org/events PAGE 32 © 2021 Center for Resource

    Solutions. All rights reserved.
  33. © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. Contact.

    Lucas Grimes ANALYST, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS lucas.grimes@resource-solutions.org 415.561.2120 Michael Leschke SENIOR MANAGER, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS michael.leschke@resource-solutions.org 415.568.4286 www.resource-solutions.org