• Environment

Operational Impact

  • Environmental Policies & Performance

Energy Purchased: Renewable (OI3324)

Amount of purchased energy consumed by the organization from renewable sources during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Energy Purchased: Renewable (OI3324). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, geothermal, hydro energy, biomass, and other forms. Organizations may 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 (