This month, California's Santa Clara University (SCU) doubled its commitment to renewable energy by purchasing 22,512 MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) through Santa Clara Green Power. This amount is equal to the annual output of seven utility-scale wind turbines.
Based on the current rankings by the Department of Energy, SCU's purchase will put the university in the top 20 nationally for college and university purchasers of renewable energy.
‘Santa Clara University's sustainability plan includes the objective of increasing our support of renewable energy over time, while keeping our utility costs stable,’ says Lauren Granlund, assistant director of facilities at Santa Clara University.
The purchase will be funded by Green-e Energy certified RECs sourced from wind farms around the country and were purchased through Silicon Valley Power.
SOURCE: Santa Clara University