CEBA is a membership association that brings together clean energy customers in the U.S. with the purpose of cultivating a global community of energy customers to deploy market and policy solutions for a carbon-free energy system. The Clean Energy Buyers Alliance, formerly known as the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), has changed its vision from catalyzing 60 GW of renewable energy by 2025 to a 90% carbon-free power system in the United States by 2030. The organization focuses on three key transformations:
- Unlock markets for energy customers to use their purchasing power and market leverage to accelerate decarbonization of electricity.
- Promote a community of energy customers to drive the adoption of clean energy. Working together is more efficient than alone.
- Decarbonize all grids, as not every energy customer can or will use their purchasing power to use clean energy.
CEBA will be merged with the Energy Storage Association in 2022.
There are three types of membership:
Energy buyers: They are divided into early buyers, experienced buyers, and market leaders. The difference between the three lies in the understanding and insights of the energy system, and the resources provided by CEBA also vary.
Energy providers: There are three categories: silver-level energy providers, gold-level energy providers, and leadership energy providers, which offer CEBA buyer member prices, service access, etc., to expand results of matching.
Service providers: Silver-level service providers, gold-level service providers, and leadership service providers.
CEBA-recognized clean energy technologies
CEBA emphasizes the use of clean energy technologies to drive toward a carbon-free power system. They have been contributed to expanding renewable energy and other carbon-free power generation technologies, storage technologies, software, and data systems to manage the rapidly changing power generation and consumption networks and expand power transmission. Renewable energy technologies including wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass, etc., are recognized as solutions to achieve to a carbon-free, customer-oriented and affordable power system.
CEBA Deal Tracker
CEBA Deal Tracker focuses primarily on utility-scale corporate procurement in the United States. CEBA provides the annual CEBA Deal Tracker Top Ten list which includes the top companies or large energy buyers leading the renewable energy procurement. However, to be included in the CEBA Deal Tracker, all renewable energy deals must meet the following requirements:
Located in the US.
The corporate off-taker should be in the commercial and industrial sector.
Offsite, utility-scale or on-site project with at least 20 MW in capacity
Public announcements through company press releases, alternative announcement media (blogs or media coverage) or through regulatory filings.
Fulfil one of the following procurement mechanisms: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), green tariffs, direct project ownership, bilateral utility trading, energy buyer tax equity investment, green power procurement.
- CEBA website
- Green Biz: CEBA Deal Tracker