Goal 8: Renewable Energy
GSA is committed to using cost-effective, renewable energy. GSA will continue to install renewable energy generators on-site and incentivize renewable generation by utility companies through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs). By FY 2020, at least 30 percent of electricity used by GSA will come from renewable sources.
Evaluation Measures and Successes
In FY 2012, 20.9 percent of electricity procured or generated by GSA came from renewable sources (nearly 550,000 MWh), well ahead of the EPAct2005 target of five percent and GSA’s internal target of 14 percent. Over 21,000 MWh of this renewable electricity was generated on-site.
GSA expects to generate nearly 29,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year once all American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funded on-site renewable projects are online in October 2015, enough to power nearly 2,600 homes for an entire year.