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DU Buys Wind Certificates

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.

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