Indiana - Green Power Purchasing

January 07, 2011


Note: Deactivated program due to inactivity and expiration of 2007 - 2010 program goals. No recent announcements or updates for 2011 or beyond could be found. In February, 2007, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced that state buildings located in Marion County, which encompasses Indianapolis, will purchase 10% of their energy from renewable energy resources by 2010. The schedule for the commitment is as follows: 7% in 2007 8% in 2008 9% in 2009 10% in 2010 Additionally, the state Strategic Energy Plan released in 2006 calls for increasing the percentage to 25% by 2025. Eligible renewable energy sources include wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass technologies. The state is working with Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) to purchase in-state renewable energy credits (RECs) through the utility's Green Power Option program. As of March, 2007, IPL was purchasing 8,450 megawatt-hours of RECs on behalf of state facilities from landfill gas facilities owned by the Wabash Valley Power Association at a cost of $16,140.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Landfill Gas
  • Anaerobic Digestion
Renewables % or Amount: 10% by 2010 for state buildings in Marion County, IN
Source: Landfill gas

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.