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Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Green Power Procurement

COURSE NO: R02-014
Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Green Power Procurement
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes how local governments can advance climate and energy goals by procuring or purchasing green power to meet their electricity needs. It outlines how local governments can work with utilities, local businesses, nonprofit groups, residents, state agencies, and green power marketers and brokers to purchase green power.  It describes the benefits of green power procurement; measures for purchasing green power; policy mechanisms that local governments have used to support green power purchases; and implementation strategies for effective programs. Two case studies of local govern­ments that have comprehensive programs in place for purchasing green power are presented.


Green power is a subset of renewable energy that is produced with no greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, typically from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass, or low-impact hydroelectric sources. It includes three types of products: utility products (for example, green power purchased from the utility through the electricity grid), renewable energy certificates (RECs), and on-site generation.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and municipal engineers concerned with reducing the environmental impact of their local government through the introduction of sustainable technologies.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Saving energy and reducing emissions of GHGs through the use of green power
  • Increasing energy security through energy portfolio diversification
  • Navigating the green power marketplace
  • Understanding RECs
  • Understanding utility products
  • Implementing on-site generation
  • Negotiating terms of green power purchases
  • Learning with case studies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Green Power Procurement” which is based on the Environmental Protection Agency document, “Green Power Procurement, A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs”, from the EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, 2013.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Green Power Procurement (2.3 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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