Utility/Customer collaboration on uniform GHG and renewable energy reporting


Xcel Energy service territory, Midwestern U.S.


2020 - present


Xcel Energy corporate customers

Quantifying Clean Energy Investments

Sustainable Growth Coalition members developed resources to streamline members’ sustainability reporting, including CO2 emissions factors, residual mix CO2 intensity, and renewable goal-based claims and methodologies. The approaches outlined in this case study can more accurately quantify the true carbon footprint and renewable share of large companies’ purchased electricity, which helps utility customers capture a fuller value for their clean energy investment.

Data and reporting

Corporate sustainability leaders rely on data-based approaches to build the business case towards clean energy. The value of clean energy investments can be better captured through agreed-upon claims and reporting practices, which reduces reputational risk and avoids confusion from poorly understood claims. Carbon and renewables reporting accuracy bolsters confidence in the reporting entity by investors and customers, and better positions the reporting companies to capture a fuller value of their energy and carbon-reduction focused decisions.

Read the full case study (PDF).

To learn more about greenhouse gas and renewable energy reporting, be sure to check out the Bettering Your GHG and Renewable Energy Reporting webinar recordingslides, and Q&A follow-up and links.   

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