Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.98
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dickinson College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.77 / 4.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
139,869.42 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 4,950,000 Kilowatt-hours 16,889.40 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 140,000 Kilowatt-hours 477.68 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

Dickinson's Solar Field is a 3-MW solar facility constructed on Dickinson property. Dickinson purchases electricity from the solar field through a power purchasing agreement with Tesla. http://www.dickinson.edu/news/article/3036/?utm_source=dickinsontoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dickinsontoday.

A brief description of the on-site renewable electricity generating facilities/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 at the farm.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 13,000,000 Kilowatt-hours 44,356 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

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

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
61,723.08 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 0
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 27.50
Wind 72.50
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Percentages are based on 4950 MWh/yr electricity from Dickinson's 3-MW Solar Field power purchasing agreement and 13,900 MWh of wind RECs. Together these exceed 100% of Dickinson's total annual electricity purchases.

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:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Energy source % for grid electricity for RFCE region can be accessed at https://www.epa.gov/egrid/power-profiler#/

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