May 2001 - In what is being billed as the "nation's largest single retail purchase of wind energy," Carnegie Mellon University, a Pittsburgh-based research university of about 7,500 students, announced plans to buy wind power to meet 5% of its annual electricity needs. Beginning next year, the university will purchase approximately 4.8 million kilowatt-hours of wind energy annually under an agreement with green power marketer Community Energy. The power will be supplied from the 15-megawatt Mill Run wind project now under construction 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
News Release - Carnegie Mellon University Makes Largest Wind Energy Purchase in U.S.
News Article - CMU Sets Wind-Power Standard
Carnegie Mellon Contact: Chriss Swaney (412) 268-2900
Community Energy Contact: Laury Saligman (415) 519-0616