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Energy Generated for Use: Renewable (OI2496)

Amount of energy generated and consumed by the organization from renewable sources during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Flow
Metric level
Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Energy Generated for Use: Renewable (OI2496). v4.0.

Footnote

Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the amount of energy produced and used by the organization. For example, if an organization installed solar panels at its factory, it would report the amount of energy produced and used from those panels.
  • Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, geothermal, hydro energy, biomass, and other forms. Organizations can refer to the glossary for additional information.
  • Large-scale hydropower is oftentimes excluded from the definition of renewable energy, since water itself is a renewable resource, but the natural ecology of rivers is not and hydroelectric dams can adversely affect aquatic ecosystems. Organizations can refer to the following source for further guidance on creating low impact hydropower operations: Low Impact Hydropower Institute (http://lowimpacthydro.org/).