About PEER

Supporting grid modernization efforts worldwide

PEER is the first ever rating system that drives market transformation in the power and energy sectors. Through certification, PEER recognizes industry leaders for improving efficiency, day-to-day reliability and overall resiliency when it comes to severe events, such as flooding and hurricanes. PEER is for all power systems and includes guidance for cities, utilities, campuses and transit.

Across the world, PEER-certified projects are improving campus and community resilience.

7.9 million people impacted

594 GWh of energy saved per year

21 million metric tons of CO2 emissions mitigated per year

$62 million in maintenance costs saved per year

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PEER certification

Demonstrate your project's value with PEER

PEER is a rating system that evaluates a power system’s performance across categories:

Reliability and resiliency

Operations, management and safety

Energy efficiency and environment

Grid services

Innovation and Exemplary Performance

Regional Priority

How PEER works

Projects can become certified by achieving a minimum set of requirements and score under the PEER rating system. There are four levels of certification, designating how well a project is performing. PEER certification can become a tool with which to demonstrate value to investors, identify opportunities for improvement and implement those (including through clean energy procurement), and drive larger market change. Precertification is also available as an optional step in the process.


USGBC Members Non-Members
Registration Fees $1,200 $1,500
Precertification Fees $2,500 $3,200
Expedited Review Fee $1,000 $1,000
Certification Fees (project precertified) $6,000 $8,000
Certification Fees (project not precertified) $8,000 $10,000
Recertification fees (annual data provided) $2,000 $2,500
Recertification fees (annual data lapsed) $2,500 $3,200
  1. All fees are introductory pricing.
  2. There is a 10% discount for paying the registration and certification fees together, at the same time.
  3. There is a 10% discount for paying precertification and certification fees together, at the same time

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The PEER Guide to Certification (PDF) and Guide to Precertification (PDF) lead project teams through the PEER process. This resource includes important information regarding the PEER certification program including the current policies and procedures.

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PEER is working with a variety of energy stakeholders to ensure that this program transforms the power sector as LEED transformed the building sector. If you are interested in contributing to this movement, we want to hear from you. To learn more about PEER or begin working on a PEER Project, please email peer@gbci.org.

Customer service inquiries

For customer service inquiries, contact 1-800-795-1746 within the United States or 1-202-742-3792, outside the United States Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern time, or email us at peer@gbci.org.