The American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator website is a resource developed in partnership by World Resources Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute to help cities procure renewable electricity. The procurement guidance section is a key feature of the website, providing useful resources and important considerations for city sustainability staff as they work to procure renewable energy.

This technical note outlines the structure of this procurement guidance section, background on the procurement options it covers, the types of resources that can be found on the website, and our methodology for curating and interpreting these into a platform. To learn more, visit