Renewable Energy State Requirements - Electricity

Renewable Energy State Requirements – Electricity Generation


25 states and the District of Columbia have set renewable energy standards. 10 states have established goals for renewable energy. This means that the states require a certain percentage of electricity to come from renewable sources. The following are the states and their renewable energy goal.



Goal 1

Arizona 2025 15%
California 2020 33%
Connecticut 2010 10%
Delaware 2019 20%
Colorado 2020 20%
Hawaii 2020 20%
Iowa   105 MW
Illinois 2025 25%
Maine 2017 10%
Maryland 2019 7.5%
Massachusetts 2009 4%
Minnesota 2010 1,125 MW
Montana 2015 15%
Nevada 2015 20%
New Hampshire 2025 25%
New Jersey 2020 22.5
New Mexico 2020 20%
New York 2013 24%
Oregon 2025 25%
Pennsylvania 2020 18%
Rhode Island 2020 16%
Texas 2025 10,880
Washington 2020 15%
Washington DC 2022 11%
Wisconsin 2015 10%
Virginia 2021 12.5%

Note: Some states not listed DO have solar incentives.

State renewable energy requirements are set by law.  Generally, if utility companies cannot deploy enough renewable energy sources by the deadline they will work with a broker to purchase renewable energy certificates equivalent to 1 megawatt at exchanged traded rates.  It is in the best interest of everyone to take advantage of current incentives and rebates to avoid the unknown market volatility of RECs as more and more utilities rush to meet state renewable energy requirements.
Renewable Energy State Requirements

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