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RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASERS

The GGP tracks higher education’s progress towards collectively catalyzing one gigawatt of green power by 2020 through long term power purchase agreements. Project tracking is based on data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, as well as information provided directly to the Partnership. Add your institution to this list.

Institution Institution Location Project Size (MW) Operation Date Term (years) Technology Volume (MWh/year) Project Location
Cedar Valley College College TX TBD Solar TX
MCCCD Chandler-Gilbert Community College AZ 1.38 2016 20 Solar 3,200 AZ
Cornell University NY 16 TBD 20 Wind 15,000 NY
Cornell University NY 8 TBD Solar NY
Howard University DC TBD
Ohio State University OH 50 2013 20 Wind 130,241 OH
Oklahoma State University OK 101 2012 25 Wind 101,339 OK
Stanford CA 5.5 2016 25 Solar 7,940 CA
Stanford CA 68 2016 25 Solar 159,045 CA
University of California CA 80 2016 25 Solar PV CA
University of Maryland MD 55 2012 20 Wind 180,000 W Va
University of Maryland MD 50 2011 20 Wind 140,000 MD
University of Maryland MD 16 2012 20 Solar 21,000 MD
University of Maryland MD 0.63 2011 20 Solar 793 UMD
University of Oklahoma OK 120 2013 26 Wind 120,839 OK
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee WI TBD
Vassar NY 2 2015 20 Solar 2,800 NY
Vassar NY .95 2015 20 Hydro 1,900 NY
TOTALS 574.46 884,097
Dark Green = GGP Participant Light Green = non-participant

PROJECT FACILITATORS

Energy sales help renewable energy project developers obtain financing for new wind and solar projects by demonstrating that a customer exists for the project's physical power. Sometimes, the project’s associated Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are also a significant component of project financing, making it necessary for the project stakeholders to monetize the RECs in order realize a competitive project price. The Green Gigawatt Partnership recognizes the role the following institutions have played in catalyzing new renewable energy projects, however these institutions have not retained the RECs associated with their listed projects. Therefore, based in part on Federal Trade Commission guidance, they may not claim to be using renewable electricity, hosting a renewable project or having reduced emissions or their carbon footprint (e.g., apply the power towards their achieving their climate commitments).

For further information about making substantiated environmental claims, please see the EPA Green Power Partnership’s guidance.

Institution Institution Location Project Size (MW) Operation Date Term (years) Technology Volume (MWh/year) Project Location
Endicott College MA 1.1 2014 20 Solar MA
NEWS & EVENTS
Renewable Energy: Scaling the Solution to Fit the Financial and Climate Challenges
2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit, Tempe, AZ
February 14, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM MT
How to Use Renewables to Cut Carbon and Boost the Bottom Line
Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) 2017 Summit, Commerce, TX
March 5-7, 2017
Date & Time TBD
Energy Financing: Pathways to Fund Efficiency, Renewables, and Sustainability
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, College Park, MD
March 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
Tracking the Growth of Renewable Energy Use in Higher Ed
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, College Park, MD
March 27-28, 2017
Date & Time TBD
How Campus Solar Cuts Carbon and Boosts the Bottom Line
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, College Park, MD
March 27-28, 2017
Date & Time TBD
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