January 2014 - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the largest employer in western Pennsylvania, is among 76 other Pennsylvania organizations committed to purchasing green power as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. UPMC joined the Partnership after acquiring 15,000 MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind energy to power all of its data centers. The RECs were generated by wind farms from the EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.
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UPMC Commits to Wind Energy
April 2008 - FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) with enough green power to meet 10% of the center's electricity needs. UPMC has purchased approximately 24 million kWh of FES's MixedGreens™ product, which is sourced from renewable energy certificates (RECs) from a combination of renewable resources including wind, biomass, geothermal electric, photovoltaic, and hydroelectric. FES has contracts for the output of 145 MW of wind energy capacity in western Pennsylvania, and another 70 MW expected to come online this year.
News Release - FirstEnergy Subsidiary Signs Renewable Power Supply Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center