October 2012 - Ohio State University (OSU) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 megawatts of wind power from the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Ohio. The power will be delivered to OSU by American Electric Power and is expected to provide for 25 percent of the university's annual electricity demand.
In addition to providing clean power to the university, the partnership will also allow for new research opportunities between OSU and Iberdrola Renewables. Through the agreement, OSU researchers will be granted access to important research data from the wind farm for use in multi-disciplinary research projects including rotor blade design and optimization, gear design, ecological and environmental analysis, turbine generators, wind modeling, wind energy markets, policy and community concerns, and noise optimization.
News Release - Ohio State to Power Campus with Wind Energy from Ohio Wind Farm
April 2011 - The Big Ten conference surpassed the Ivy League conference as the top athletic conference in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) College and University Green Power Challenge. The Big Ten purchased more than 256 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.
The University of Pennsylvania continues to be the top individual school in the green power challenge, by purchasing approximately 200 million kWh, equivalent to nearly half of the university's electricity needs. The 69 institutions competing in the challenge collectively purchase more than 1.5 billion kWh of green power annually.
News Release – EPA Recognizes Leaders in College and University Green Power Challenge
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