Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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Frostburg State University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.35 / 4.00 Lawrence Gingerich
Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
207673 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 110.55 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 18084 MMBtu

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

WISE is a residential size demonstration system developed to generate electricity from wind and solar energy. The system is located on the Frostburg State University campus.

WISE consists of a 1.8-KW wind turbine (Skystream 3.7) on a 45' monopole tower and a 2-KW roof-mounted PV array. The grid-tie system supplements grid power supplying a residential type building on campus named "Fuller House".

This is a hybrid system that incorporates both a wind turbine and PV arrayThe PV part of the system started to generate electricity on June 8, 2007. The wind turbine started to operate on a temporary tower of 33' on July 6, 2007. The turbine was later installed on a 45' monopole tower and the system became fully operational on September 8, 2007.

FSU has built an of the grid building called the Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF). This building has a wind turbine rated at 7.5 KW and 3 solar arrays rated at:
7.05 KW, 7.4 KW and a hybrid array (solar thermal) at 1.8 KW along with producing hot water.


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

None


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

None


A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

Frostburg State University purchased 5,300 Greene Certified REC’s in 2015 from 3Degrees Group, Inc.


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:
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Option 1 has been estimated. The power for these PV arrays is not fed into the grid.

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