Helping Customers Meet Their Clean Energy Goals
July 2016

​Throughout the United States, businesses are seeking more tailored products that clearly align with their corporate sustainability goals, including clean energy. These corporate energy buyers are particularly interested in products that offer price predictability, transparent terms, and ease of acquisition, and are sourced from local projects.

America’s electric companies have installed nearly all of the U.S. wind generation and nearly 60 percent of the U.S. solar power generation, making them desirable partners for businesses as they work to achieve sustainability goals. And many businesses are already collaborating with their energy providers to secure clean energy. In 2015, large corporate customers contracted for a record 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, and corporate buyers were responsible for more than half the wind power purchase agreements.

In early June, EEI joined with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to release a new report, Creating Renewable Energy Opportunities, which documents the results of an 18-month effort to meet corporate America’s desire for clean energy. The report contains a unique survey of state-of-the-art renewable energy products offered by EEI member companies, focusing on product design features most valuable to corporate buyers. EEI’s member companies can use the survey findings to identify opportunities for improving their next generation of renewable energy products.

"America's electric companies are committed to responding to customers' changing needs and providing them with more control, greater flexibility, and more choices," said Phil Moeller, EEI senior vice president of energy delivery and chief customer solutions officer. "It is important that these efforts to offer more renewable energy products maintain grid reliability, are cost competitive, and are transparent and equitable among customer classes. We are excited to be collaborating with WWF and WRI as we work to deliver the clean energy future that our customers want."