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Customer Renewables Initiative

Large institutional buyers are changing the energy landscape as we know it. In recent years, Fortune 500 companies and other large institutions, such as the military and colleges and universities, have begun to transform electricity markets by ramping up their purchases of renewable energy.

Beginning in 2014, DGA initiated a series of efforts to connect the massive shift in renewable energy markets led by large customers to a new set of state policy campaigns on customer choice. DGA identified this market trend early on and began working with diverse partners to develop customer choice policy campaigns designed to surpass the deployment of 60 gigawatts of additional renewable energy by 2025.

We work with companies, non-profits, and foundations to advance renewable energy choice policy for large customers

“DGA is a trusted advisor that provides valuable insight into potential opportunities to advance renewable energy purchasing options for us and other businesses.” —Peter Dahm, Sustainability Director, Operations and Natural Resources, Cargill
“DGA’s leadership in analyzing policy, convening meetings, and driving advocacy has been a significant asset in our efforts to expand renewable energy customer choice for America’s largest employers.” —Joe Rinzel, Executive Director, Employers for Renewable Energy

Related News

Introducing the Customer Renewables Initiative

David Gardiner and Associates is renaming our Customer Revolution Project to the Customer Renewables Initiative. The new name reflects the massive shifts in U.S. renewable energy markets and the work underway to accelerate these markets.

Reflecting on a Week with Clean Energy Leaders at the REBA Summit and GreenBiz VERGE ’18

David Gardiner reflects on his time at the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit and GreenBiz’s VERGE conference.

Webinar: State of Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement in the U.S.

Our webinar highlighted the major impact of large customers on renewable energy growth in 2017 and featured speakers from Microsoft, the American Wind Energy Association, and Solar Energy Industries Association.

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the most recent major renewable energy deals

Major American cities continue to commit to #renewable energy. @CityOfCincy is now the 100th municipality to either achieve 100% renewables in its electricity supply or to set a goal for 100%. https://t.co/aexLro9c2o

Salt River Project and @intel are partnering to provide 100 MW of #solar generation to Intel's campus in Arizona. @SRPconnect https://t.co/LCxwmAWXXW

Major U.S. utility, @xcelenergy, is now committed to 100% carbon-free energy by 2050. Chairman & CEO Ben Fowke said that demand for renewables from large customers did not go unnoticed. https://t.co/1pcFhYt9W3

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