Austin Energy selected as 2019 Green Power Leadership Award winner

September 6, 2019

Yesterday, the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) named Austin Energy as a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award (GPLA) winner. Nine winners were recognized for their roles in promoting and expanding the use of clean, renewable energy. The awards were presented at the GPLAs at the Renewable Energy Markets 2019 conference in San Diego on Sept. 5.

Austin Energy was recognized in the category of Green Power Market Development, which recognizes organizations building and growing the voluntary market for green power.

Austin Energy Solar Program Manager Ming Xu accepting the award in San Diego.

“Austin Energy has long been a leader in green power and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts,” said Debbie Kimberly, Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions and Corporate Communications. “There are examples of our green leadership everywhere you look. From our GreenChoice program, which allows customers to choose 100 percent wind energy to our Plug-In Everywhere network with more than 840 electric vehicle charging ports to our robust Community Solar program that extends solar access to low-income customers and to our more than 1800 MW of wind and 1200 MW solar capacity operating through Power Purchase Agreements.”

Currently, about 40 percent of Austin Energy customers’ energy needs are met with renewable resources as we continue to move toward carbon-free power. Our goals according to the Austin Energy Resource Generation Plan are to “Achieve at least 55% renewable energy by 2025, and commit to 65% renewable energy by the end of 2027 as a share of customer consumption.”

About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The GPLAs are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. By choosing green power instead of conventional electricity, consumers, businesses, and organizations can support increased deployment of renewable energy technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation and increase energy security. The GPLAs are presented by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. For more information about the GPLAs, visit

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