The Dataset contains aggregate data of the number of customers by State and sector for Green Pricing (for 2007 forward) the revenue and sales from Green Pricing programs and (for 2010 and forward) installed capacity by generation type: photovoltaic; wind; CHP/cogen; and other. Green Pricing programs allow customers to purchase power generated from renewable resources and to pay for renewable energy development
The dataset compiled by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data from ABB, the Velocity Suite and the U.S. Energy Information Administration dataset 861, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. The file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the Open EI U.S. Utility Rate Database. A more recent version of this data is also available through the NREL Utility Rate API with more search options. This data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011.