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University of Denver Purchases Wind Energy

May 2006 - The University of Denver, the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region with approximately 10,400 undergraduate and graduate students, announced that it has signed a two-year contract with Community Energy, Inc. to purchase wind energy to supply 10% of the annual electricity needs of the campus. The deal follows passage of a student ballot initiative calling for undergraduate students to pay an extra $18 per year as part of their student activity fee to financially support the purchase. The 15 million kWh annual purchase will cost the university an extra $81,000, or 1.2¢/kWh. One-third of the wind energy will be supplied from a Colorado-based wind farm jointly owned by Lamar Light and Power and the Arkansas River Power Authority.

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