Fairfax County - Green Power Purchase

April 13, 2011


In May 2007, Fairfax County entered into a three-year contract to purchase more than 24 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy through the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association. By the end of the contract term (April 2010), wind power accounted for 10% of the general county’s annual electricity consumption (and hence, the county met their stated goal of 10% by 2010). Fairfax County does not have plans to extend or enter into another green power purchase agreement, although for certain LEED-certified buildings throughout the county, the county plans to participate in Dominion Power's Green Power program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2007/104.htm
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)


Name: Public Affairs
Organization: Fairfax County
Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax VA 22035
Phone: (703) 324-2321
Email: publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

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.