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

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Today @Microsoft announced rigorous #sustainability commitments to reduce emissions directly and across its supply and value chains: be carbon negative by 2030, remove historical carbon emissions by 2050, and invest $1B in carbon removal technology.

American snack and beverage giant @PepsiCo plans to reach 100% #renewable electricity for US operations in 2020. Using PPAs, VPPAs, and RECs, they will reduce their direct operations’ emissions by 20% this year.

Global brewing company @abinbev signed a 130 MW #solar PPA with @BWRE_Global to supply enough electricity for 14 breweries in Western Europe as it pursues 100% renewable energy. This will be enough power to brew “enough beer for 18 Oktoberfests.”

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