Green-e Energy is a voluntary certification program for renewable energy. Green-e Energy sets consumer protection and environmental standards for renewable energy options in three markets - competitive electricity, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and utility green pricing programs. Green-e Energy conducts annual verification on certified options to ensure that they are meeting these standards. Energy options that meet the Green-e Energy National Standard for environmental excellence are eligible to use the Green-e Energy logo to promote their certification. Recent certifications are listed on Press Releases and Advisories.
To verify that each company offering a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy product met the requirements of the Green-e Energy National Standard for their certified sales in 2014, each participating company must submit an audited report and other materials by 11:59pm Pacific time on Monday, June 1, 2015. Green-e Energy certified products for which completed verification submissions have not been received and that have not been granted an extension will be decertified in accordance with the terms in the Verification Timeline for 2014 sales. Each company offering a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy product for which completed verification submissions were received late incur late fees due to late submission. Payment of late fees is considered to be part of the Verification Submission, and the Verification Submission is not considered complete until payment has been made. Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice, and if not received in that period the participant that submitted materials late will be relisted on this site until payment is made or 30 more days have passed, whichever is shorter. In the case that payment is still not received within this second 30-day period, all of the participant's products will be decertified.
As of August 24, 2015 at 4:38pm Pacific, the following companies have not yet submitted all necessary verification-related materials or late fees for 2014 sales:
|Constellation NewEnergy||New Mix|
Portland General Electric ("PGE") has applied for Green-e Energy certification of its "Green Future Solar" voluntary renewable electricity program offered to its customers in Oregon. As part of the application process, Green-e Energy is seeking stakeholder feedback on the application and the Green Future Solar program. Note that this is a new program under PGE's renewable portfolio options and is distinct from PGE's currently certified "Green Source" and "Clean Wind" programs. Please see the application here:email@example.com by Monday, August 31, 2015. The Green-e Governance Board will subsequently review application materials and comments received to consider approval of the application. Please note that any comments received may also be posted on the Green-e Energy Certification section of this web site.
ACT Commodities Inc. (Amsterdam Capital Trading B.V.) joined Green-e Energy in December 2014. The company, based in San Francisco, CA, offers the certified product "Multiple-mix REC ACT" to its commercial customers across North America.
MC Squared Energy Services joined Green-e Energy in March. The company, based in Chicago, IL, offers the certified product "Green Option Price Plan" to its residential and commercial customers in IL.
Westar Energy, Inc. joined Green-e Energy in January. The company, based in Topeka, KS, offers the certified product "RENEW" to its residential and commercial customers in KS
The following renewable energy sellers have voluntarily withdrawn their renewable energy offering from the Green-e Energy program after being active for 2014 and a portion of 2015. They are not considered to be out of compliance. These companies are still obligated to undergo all verification procedures for the renewable energy sales they made in 2014 and 2015, in order to substantiate that they were selling eligible products consistently during the year. These companies may no longer sell renewable energy as "Green-e Energy Certified" or use the Green-e Energy logo as of the dates listed below. Companies remain on this list until their last year of sales is verified to the satisfaction of Green-e Energy. For more information on verification, see the verification page.
|Seller Name||Product Type||Product Name||Decertification Effective Date|
|Constellation Electric dba BGE Home||Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)||Clean Energy||May 15, 2015|