A resilient zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient, and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy.
Who We Are
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is a membership association for large-scale energy buyers seeking to procure renewable energy across the U.S. Today, our membership of over 200, includes stakeholders from across the commercial and industrial sector, non-profit organizations, as well as energy providers and service providers.
“REBA offers a very streamlined way to affect the change we want to see in the marketplace—which is increasing and scaling the number of organizations that are procuring renewable energy. REBA's new structure will help accelerate that growth and bring more corporate buyers into the fold—providing more education and more collaboration.”
Nicola Peill-Moelter, PhD
Director of Sustainability Innovation
REBA is steadfastly working towards the creation of a resilient, zero-carbon energy system in collaboration with its membership. Our goal is to catalyze 60 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy projects by 2025 and to unlock the energy market for all large-scale energy buyers by creating viable pathways to procurement.
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance’s history is rooted in deep engagement with environmental NGOs and it began with a simple idea: large-scale energy buyers should have one place to go to for the resources necessary to achieving their clean energy goals. While several trade associations existed for clean energy suppliers, none existed for the sole purpose of helping buyers accelerate and grow their impact.
The idea goes back to 2013, when the first meeting of a small group of energy buyers was convened by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to discuss how to leverage clean energy demand towards tackling market barriers and accelerating the uptake of renewables with partner NGOS: BSR (formerly the Business for Social Responsibility), the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the World Resources Institute.
By late 2017, interest and participation had reached critical mass, and the founding members and NGO partners decided that a standalone organization with the sole purpose of addressing the needs of large-scale energy buyers was necessary.
Today, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance has over 200 members spanning and continues to drive towards democratizing clean energy for all energy buyers and creating a resilient, zero-carbon energy future.
“The sustainability professionals who are charged with implementing the carbon reduction programs in their organization have very little help and it's usually not their day job. So they need all the help they can get in order to actually map out a course for doing these kinds of deals. REBA events are so important to them.”
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati