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Northwestern Makes Four-Year Wind Energy Purchase

April 2006 - Northwestern University, a private institution with 14,000 students and campuses in Evanston and Chicago, IL, has signed a four-year agreement to purchase 40 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) each year, equal to 20% of the school's total annual electricity needs. The RECs are Green-e certified and will be supplied by 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees) from Midwestern wind farms, including the newly developed Weatherford Wind Energy Center in Custer County, OK. The RECs purchase makes Northwestern the second largest purchaser of renewable energy among the nation's colleges and universities, according to the U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership.

News Release - Northwestern Buys 'Wind Power' for 20 Percent of Power Needs

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