Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 4.00 Neil Leary
Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
143790.50 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
392 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :

Grid-tied solar panels are installed at five locations on campus: Waidner-Sphal Library, Kaufman Hall, The Center for Sustainable Living, The Quarry trellis, and Britton Plaza. Additionally, most of the electricity needed for our farm operations is generated by grid-tied pv panels. Ground was broken in February 2018 on a 3 MW solar field that will generate an estimated 5.2 million kWh/year beginning in fall 2018. http://www.dickinson.edu/news/article/3036/?utm_source=dickinsontoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dickinsontoday.


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
11.96 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

The Dickinson College Farm produces biodiesel from waste vegetable oil.


Total clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
98295 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

Dickinson purchases Green-e Certified American Wind RECs from Green Mountain Energy equivalent to 100% of annual electricity purchases.

Value from CACP calculator S_Energy tab.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 1.30
Coal 23.30
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.20
Natural gas 30.70
Nuclear 40.50
Solar photovoltaic 0.20
Wind 1.30
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.70

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Other is electricity generated with oil.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 5
Fuel oil 2
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 93
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
68.64

Ground was broken in February 2018 on a 3 MW solar field that will generate an estimated 5.2 million kWh/year beginning in fall 2018. http://www.dickinson.edu/news/article/3036/?utm_source=dickinsontoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dickinsontoday.

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