News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Contact : Brian Ward, Account Representative, Utilities    650-329-2251
Joyce Kinnear, Manager, Utility Marketing Services, Utilities    650-329-2652

Palo Alto, CA -- City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced today that SAP Labs in Palo Alto will purchase renewable energy through PaloAltoGreen, CPAU’s renewable energy program. SAP will purchase the equivalent of the annual output of one large-scale wind turbine.

SAP’s renewable power commitment – 2,628,000 kilowatt hours annually derived from clean wind and solar generation sources – makes them the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in PaloAltoGreen, which has over 200 business participants. “We are very excited by SAP’s participation in PaloAltoGreen,” said Brian Ward, PaloAltoGreen Program Manager. “They are leading by example and we hope other businesses in our community will follow their lead and add additional support for renewable energy through PaloAltoGreen.”

SAP’s clean power commitment in Palo Alto will avoid the annual release of 3,200,904 pounds of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas. This has the annual environmental equivalent of protecting 329 acres of trees or removing 265 cars from the road.

To ensure the environmental integrity of all purchases, PaloAltoGreen renewable energy is verified through Green-e Energy, an independent third-party that acts on behalf of consumers. Visit for more information on Green-e Energy certification.

About PaloAltoGreen
PaloAltoGreen is a voluntary renewable energy program offered by City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) to all residential, commercial and industrial customers within Palo Alto as a way to support energy generated from 100% clean wind and solar power resources at an additional cost of 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. CPAU customers can sign up for PaloAltoGreen by visiting, by calling 650-329-2161, or by e-mailing with name, service address and telephone number.

City of Palo Alto Utilities is the only municipal utility in California that operates city-owned utility services for electric, fiber optic, natural gas, water and wastewater. Since 1896, CPAU has been providing quality services to the citizens and businesses of Palo Alto.