May 2014 - Kaiser Permanente has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the organization's use of solar power. Kaiser Permanente uses more than 17 million kilowatt-hours of power annually from multiple onsite solar energy installations in California, amounting to 7% or the equivalent of its annual electricity consumption at these sites.
Another health care company, Gunderson Health System is investing in on-site renewable energy production. Onalaska Campus in Onalaska, Wisconsin — meets 100% of its electricity and thermal energy demand through the energy produced by a landfill waste-to-energy site located on the Gundersen Onalaska Campus.
Press Release - Kaiser Permanente Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
Case Study - Using Waste to Create Energy
April 2010 - Kaiser Permanente, a nonprofit health management organization, announced plans to install a total of 15 megawatts (MW) of solar power. The installations, when complete, are expected to provide 10 percent of the electricity used at the host sites. The first installation will begin in April at a receiving warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Livermore.
Kaiser will purchase the solar power and all the associated Renewable Energy Certificates from San Francisco-based Recurrent Energy, which will own and operate the solar power systems.
News Release - Kaiser Permanente to Energize 15 California Facilities with Solar Power
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