Nassau County - Green Power Purchasing Policy

March 21, 2011


In 2005, Nassau County adopted a resolution to purchase 25% of the county's electricity from renewable, carbon-neutral sources by 2010. The county has also developed a long-term Energy Policy and Action plan. The full text of Nassau's Energy Policy and Action Plan, which contains numerous elements beyond renewable energy procurement, is available here. Nassau County uses more than 29 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green energy annually from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas and low-impact hydropower.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: New York
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Geothermal Direct-Use
  • Anaerobic Digestion
Renewables % or Amount: 25% by 2010


Name: Brad Tito
Mineola NY 11501
Phone: (516) 571-5825

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.