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December 2011 - Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) announced a 20 year power purchase agreement to provide wind power for OSU's Stillwater, Oklahoma campus. OG&E will contract with NextEra Energy to build a 60 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Blackwell, Oklahoma to support the OSU wind project. OSU expects the wind power agreement to help meet the current and future power demands, while optimizing the university's energy cost savings.

News Release - OG&E and Oklahoma State University Sign Agreement to Add Wind Power to Support the University's Sustainability Efforts

News Release - OG&E and Oklahoma State University Sign Agreement to Add Wind Power to Support the University's Sustainability Efforts

Contact: Brian Alford, OG&E, 405-553-3187


October 2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added Google, Ingram Micro, and Price Chopper Supermarkets as Green Power Partners, which recognizes leading organizations for their voluntary green power efforts.

Google ranks 47th on the Green Power Partnership's National Top 50 list, with over 103 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of annual green power usage. In addition to on-site renewable energy generation, Google purchases renewable energy from NextEra Energy Resources, Renewable Choice Energy, and Puget Sound Energy.

Ingram Micro ranks 61st on the Green Power Partnership's Fortune 500 Partners list, purchasing more than 3.1 million kWh of green power each year, which is equivalent to meet 107 percent of the company's electricity use at its corporate headquarters in Santa Ana, California. Ingram Micro is purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy.

Price Chopper Supermarkets ranks 18th on the Green Power Partnership's Top 20 Retail list, using 12 million kWh of green power annually. Price Chopper purchases green power from Hess Energy Marketing.

News Release - U.S. EPA adds Global Tech Giants Google, Ingram Micro as Green Power Partners

News Release - EPA Recognizes Ingram Micro Inc. Among Nation's Leading Green Power Purchasers

News Release - EPA Recognizes Price Chopper Supermarkets Among Nation's Leading Green Power Purchasers


June 2011 - Iowa State University has been designated a Green Power Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing enough wind power to supply more than 7 percent of its electricity needs. The purchase is an increase from 2010, when Iowa State was purchasing approximately 8.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to 4.4 percent of its electricity use. The wind energy is sourced from NextEra Energy's 100-turbine wind farm near Zearing, Iowa. Iowa State has a goal of getting 10 percent of its electricity from wind resources.

News Release - EPA designates Iowa State as a Green Power Partner


April 2011 - Google signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy from a 100.8 megawatt facility in Oklahoma set to open in late 2011. Google will apply the power to its Mayes County, Oklahoma data center, which is expected to be fully operational in 2011.

Google will purchase the energy and renewable energy certificates (RECs) from NextEra Energy Resources, retain the RECs and then sell the power back to the grid at the local, wholesale price.

The purchase is the second by Google Energy, LLC, an entity formed in December 2009 to allow the company to procure large volumes of renewable energy by participating in the wholesale market.

News Release – Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain

Additional Information – Google's Green PPAs: What, How, and Why PDF

Additional Information – Renewable Energy for Data Centers


July 2010 - Google has purchased the total output of NextEra Energy Resources's 114-megawatt Story County II facility in Iowa through a 20 year power purchase agreement for $38.8 million. Google plans to resell the purchased output back to the grid in the regional spot market and retire the RECs associated with the wholesale power.

The deal is the first by Google Energy LLC, an entity formed in December 2009 to allow the company to procure large volumes of renewable energy by participating in the wholesale market.

In addition to wind power, Google has also taken advantage of corporate solar installations at its Mountain View headquarters, and has invested in startups such as AltaRock (geothermal), eSolar, and Makani Power (airborne wind turbines).

News Release - Putting our 114 megawatt wind power purchase to work

Additional Information - Reducing our carbon footprint with the direct purchase of renewable energy


June 2010 - Montgomery County (MD) officials announced that the Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group has increased its annual green power purchase to 161 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). The group is purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) from NextEra Energy Resources and Renewable Choice Energy.

The Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group consists of Montgomery County government, Montgomery County public schools, Montgomery College and The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission. Also participating are the City of College Park, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase Village Section 5, City of Gaithersburg, City of Rockville, City of Takoma Park, Town of Glen Echo, Town of Kensington, Town of Laytonsville and Town of Somerset.

The purchase was the equivalent to 30 percent of the group's annual purchased electricity use, which exceeds its 2010 goal of 20 percent, and increased its ranking to No. 4 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top 20 Local Government list and No. 22 on the National Top 50 list.

News Release - Montgomery County Clean Energy Purchase Catapults it to Fourth Largest Local Government Purchaser Nationwide; Also Ranks 22nd on EPA's National Top 50 List

Additional Information - EPA List of National Top 50 Green Power Purchasers

Contact: Esther Bowring, 240-777-6507


June 2010 - Office Depot, a leading provider of office products and solutions, has purchased 15.5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from NextEra Energy Resources. The company has also joined Green-e Marketplace by purchasing enough Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy to meet 100% of the annual electricity needs for its headquarters and by ensuring the company's 100% Recycled Envirocopy is manufactured with renewable electricity.

By participating in Green-e Marketplace, Office Depot can display the Green-e logo on its line of Office Depot Green 100% Recycled Envirocopy paper. Envirocopy will be sourced through New Leaf Paper.

News Release - Office Depot To Offer Customers Copy Paper Manufactured With 100% Renewable Electricity Certified By Green-e

Contact: Melissa Perlman, 561-438-0704


April 2010 - Dow Corning, a provider of silicones and silicon based technology, purchased 28 million kWh of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for 2010 and 2011. The RECs are equivalent to the projected electricity use at Dow Corning's corporate headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Dow Corning purchased the RECs from NextEra Energy Resource's EarthEra initiative to balance the environmental impact of the site's carbon emissions and help build new renewable energy facilities. All funds from Dow Corning's purchase are placed in the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, which is dedicated to building new wind and solar generating facilities in the United States.

Dow Corning also recently developed a third solar installation in Michigan and constructed a Solar Discovery Center at its Corporate Headquarters. In total, the three projects Dow Corning is involved with in Michigan are generating approximately 100 kilowatts of solar power, at peak.

News Release - Purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates Offsets CO2 Emissions at Dow Corning Headquarters


January 2010 - Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), a global asset management and securities service, announced that it will purchase 1.125 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy certificates (RECs) over five years from NextEra Energy Resources. The purchase is estimated to be 225 million kWh annually, which is equivalent to 75 percent of the company's projected U.S. electric utility use in 2010. The five-year agreement provides that 100 percent of the revenue from the company's purchase will be directed to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, which uses all funds received to build new renewable energy projects in the United States.

As of October 2009, BNY Mellon was ranked at the 36th top purchaser of green power in EPA's Green Power Partnership, purchasing approximately 96 million kWh annually. The Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,100 partner organizations that voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Overall, the partners buy more than 16 billion kWh of green power annually.

News Article - BNY Mellon Leads Financial Services Industry with Five-Year Renewable Energy Commitment


September 2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership recently recognized Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), a global leader in asset management and securities servicing, for the company's purchase of more than 96 million kilowatt-hours of green power from NextEra Energy Resources and Pepco Energy Services. The purchase is equivalent to nearly one third of the organization's domestically purchased electricity use. BNY Mellon was ranked #37 on EPA's National Top 50 purchaser list.

In addition, two of BNY Mellon's three commercial office buildings in downtown Pittsburgh are Energy Star-certified and the company has applied for Gold LEED CI-certification for recent renovations to a portion of BNY Mellon Center.

News Release - The Bank of New York Mellon Ranked Among EPA's Top 20 Green Power Purchasers

News Release - BNY Mellon to Beautify ’Green Heart of Pittsburgh‘ for G-20 Events

Contact: Lane Cigna, 412-234-0575


August 2009 - EcoMedia, an environmental media company, and EarthEra, an initiative of NextEra Energy Resources, announced a strategic alliance to help cities achieve their Climate Action Plans. EcoMedia offers a product known as "carbon offset advertising" where corporate clients buy television, radio, print and outdoor advertising and EcoMedia dedicates a portion of the advertising spend to fund energy efficiency retrofits and on-site renewable energy in municipal buildings. EarthEra will augment the EcoMedia program by supplying CO2 offsets to further mitigate the carbon impact of the remaining energy use from municipal activities. All of the funds received from EcoMedia to purchase the CO2 offsets will be directed to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, which commits to build new renewable energy projects in the United States.

News Release - Ecomedia And EarthEra Announce Strategic Alliance

Contact: Sarah Douglis, 646-287-3203


May 2009 - NextEra Energy Resources has announced the launch of EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, a program that will directly invest all proceeds from voluntary renewable energy certficate (REC) purchases by businesses and consumers into the construction of new wind and solar projects in the U.S. NextEra is a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc., a national energy services provider and the owner of Florida Power & Light Company. NextEra will pay all marketing, administrative, and overhead expenses for the Trust and will not draw upon direct revenues from REC sales for these expenses.

To date, the EarthEra Trust has received commitments totaling $18 million from various corporate REC purchasers, including Sony Electronics Inc., Office Depot, HSBC-North America, REI, Norwegian Cruise Lines, University of Denver, and Loyola Marymount University. An initial set of renewable energy projects have not yet been announced. The Northern Colorado Wind facility in Logan County, Colorado is the first project that will receive funding from the Trust for new project development.

Press Release - Nextera Energy Resources Launches the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust To Accelerate America's Move To A Clean Energy Future

Contact: Steve Stengel, 888-867-3050


January 2009 - FPL Energy, a subsidiary of the FPL Group, has changed its name to NextEra Energy Resources and to mark the debut of its new brand, the company announced a five-year agreement to become the official renewable energy provider of the Daytona 500 and 19 other upcoming motorsports events held at Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. Under the agreement, International Speedway Corp. (ISC), the parent company of the Daytona and Homestead-Miami speedways, will purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) from NextEra Energy Resources that will help fund a number of wind and solar energy projects.

News Release - NextEra Energy Resources Becomes ‘Official Renewable Energy Provider’ for Dayton 500

News Release - FPL Energy to change name: Clean energy leader will mark debut by becoming the Official Renewable Energy Provider of Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway


September 2008 - The University of Denver (DU) announced a two-year agreement to purchase wind energy certificates for its Denver campus. Under an agreement with FPL Energy, the University is purchasing 15 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of wind RECs from Texas per year for the next two years, or enough to supply about 31% of the University’s anticipated electricity consumption for that two-year period.

The purchase is a joint partnership between the University and its students, under which the University matches the student fee portion of the REC purchase, which is $6 per student each quarter. The total annual cost of the purchase is about $75,000 per year. The student fees also support energy-efficient lighting on the DU campus.

News Release - University purchases wind energy credits


November 2007 - New York University (NYU) has entered into a new contract to purchase green power equivalent to 100% of its anticipated energy use for the 2008 fiscal year, maintaining its status as the leading university green power purchaser nationally, according to the U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership. Under an agreement with FPL Energy, NYU will purchase 132 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind energy projects. The purchase is nearly 12% larger than the university's wind power purchase last year.

News Release - EPA Recognizes NYU for Leading Purchase of Green Power

News Article - NYU buys more wind power credit


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