Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Colby College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Gordon Cheesman
Associate Director of Physical Plant
Physical Plant Department
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Demand Response Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Colby is a part of a Forward Capital Market and Demand/Response Program. This program entails mandatory rolling back of campus energy use during peak hours during the summer. This reduces the campus energy use, saves money, and by entering this agreement with a number of other organizations, eliminates the need to build more power plants to meet the needs of the grid. Colby also rolls back energy use at other times that the College anticipates could be the New England grid peak day. This day determines the "capcacity tag", which then factors into determining the price Colby will pay for electricity. When a demand/response event occurs, an email is sent out to all faculty and staff notifying them of the event, followed up by an email containing the results of the event.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Campus Engagement
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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