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EPA Expands Green Power Purchases

October 2003 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has committed to purchase green power to meet 50% of the annual electricity needs at its laboratory complex in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Under three separate agreements, the Agency will purchase a total of 35.7 million kWh of green power for the facility.

During the 2004 fiscal year, EPA will purchase 5.7 million kWh of green power for the laboratory complex through the new statewide NC GreenPower program. In addition, it has contracted with 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees) for 10 million kWh of wind energy certificates from a wind power project in Algona, Iowa, and with Sterling Planet for 20 million kWh of renewable energy certificates from a landfill gas plant in Jacksonville, Florida.

With this latest purchase, EPA now uses green power for more than 40% of the electricity needs at its facilities nationwide. Other purchases include:

  • Richmond, California: 1.8 million kWh per year
  • Golden, Colorado: 1.9 million kWh per year
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: 15.4 million kWh per year
  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts: 2.7 million kWh per year
  • Manchester, Washington: 2.2 million kWh per year
  • New York, New York: 6.1 million kWh per year
  • Houston, Texas: 3.4 million kWh per year
  • Edison, New Jersey: 6.3 million kWh per year
  • Washington, D.C.: 39 million kWh per year

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