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Beyond the Megawatt

Clean energy customers have the opportunity to procure for a just, equitable, and environmentally responsible energy transition.

Not all clean energy projects have equal material impact on advancing a carbon-free energy system. Energy customers have demonstrated an interested in advancing benefits across environmental and social priorities.

The Beyond the Megawatt (BTM) Initiative maximizes the environmental and social outcomes of renewable energy transition by leveraging the influential demand of large energy customers through the procurement of clean energy. BTM advances three primary outcomes, contributing to carbon-free energy systems that are resilient, equitable, and environmentally sustainable.

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Current Focus Areas

Achieving impact through renewable energy projects can take on many forms and create many co-benefits. Benefits may fall into the categories of environmental or social (or a combination of both). In fact, many times when focused on one criteria, many other benefits may present themselves.

The Clean Energy Buyers Institute recognizes that there is much work to do on this.  Our current areas of focus are:

  • Resilient Energy Systems: Engaging large energy customers to create energy procurement processes that enhance energy security and resilience to meet the needs of an economy rapidly undergoing electrification, and an outdated power grid vulnerable to 21st century threats.
  • Equitable Energy Systems: Engaging large energy customers and communities to create energy procurement processes in which clean energy resources are designed, built, and delivered with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). Learn more
  • Environmentally Sustainable Energy Systems: Engaging large energy customers and conservation stakeholders to create energy procurement processes that minimize harms and maximize benefits for the environment and biodiversity.

This program is open to public participation. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact communications@cebi.org

Resource Library

In support of its mission to solve the toughest market and policy barriers to achieve a carbon-free energy system, the Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) has created a clearinghouse of resources for organizations interested in the advancement of clean energy.

Past Events


Together Tuesday

Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Join this Together Tuesday discussion to inform future Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) work.


Together Tuesday Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Conversation: Accelerating Equity through Mind-shifting and Mentorship

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021


REBA Connect: Virtual Member Summit Measuring Avoided Emissions and Maximizing Impact

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021


REBA Connect: Virtual Member Summit Assessing Greenhouse Gas Impacts of New Renewable Energy Projects

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021


REBA Connect: Virtual Member Summit Building Equity & Diversity into Renewable Energy Procurement

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Together Tuesday Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Conversation: Using Corporate Buying Power to Achieve DEI-J Goals in Renewable Energy Procurement

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Together Tuesday Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Conversation: What is your “why”?

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021