Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Andrea Alstone
Energy Planner & Analyst
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
133,653.21 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) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 40,799.90 Kilowatt-hours 139.21 MMBtu

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

Cal Poly Humboldt is a direct access (DA) electricity customer for the majority of its electricity purchases. The DA provider, Shell Energy North America is mandated by the State of California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) to provide an increasing amount of electricity from state approved renewable sources, as noted in the power content below.
Additionally there are several electricity accounts, particularly for our remote locations, that are customers of the our local community choice aggregator, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA). RCEA's mission is to promote clean and renewable energy in Humboldt County. Electricity purchased from RCEA has a higher content of renewable and carbon free electricity sources than the incumbent utility.

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

During the 2022 reporting year, Cal Poly Humboldt hosted four solar PV systems: a 2.5 kW system on the Natural History Museum, a 2.5 kW system on the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, a 12.5 kW system on the Music A building, and a 20 kW system on top of the Schatz Energy Research Center.

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 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
139.21 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 1.70
Coal 0
Geothermal 1.60
Hydro 36.20
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 5.20
Wind 23.60
Other (please specify and explain below) 30.90

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

Unspecified power is electricity that has been purchased through open market transactions and is not traceable to a specific generation source.

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

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

As of the submission Cal Poly is in active procurement of a large PV system via a 3rd party PPA and a battery storage system to support a campus wide microgrid. We anticipate much more solar for our next report cycle.

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