Renewable Electricity Use by the U.S. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry

Lori Bird, Jenny Heeter, John Miller, Bethany Gorham

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As more and more information and communication technology (ICT) companies publicly report their environmental and energy performance metrics and goals, a greater understanding of the industry's overall impact on U.S. and global electricity consumption is being revealed. Given the scale of electricity use by ICT companies, renewable electricity procurement across all levels of the industry could be a significant market driver for renewable development in the United States. This paper is intended to aggregate existing ICT industry data and research to provide an initial look at electricity use, current and future renewable electricity acquisition, as well as serve as a benchmark for future growth and trends in ICT industry renewable electricity consumption.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages39
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-64011


  • apple
  • Autodesk
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • information and communication technology
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • renewable electricity
  • social responsibility


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