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Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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Michigan State University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bill Lakos
Engineer/Architect III
IPF Energy and Environment
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
6648219.65 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 7506.30 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 3327.30 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) 0 MMBtu

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

The Agriculture Livestock Pavilion has a 10 KW photovoltaic array (https://www.msu.edu/unit/pavilion/solar.htm).

MSU's Surplus and Recycling Center has a 40 KW photovoltaic array (http://www.recycle.msu.edu/LEED.html and http://news.msu.edu/story/8634/). There are also solar-powered lights at the recycle center drop off area - http://www.recycle.msu.edu/tours/LEED/7.html.

The T.B. Simon Power Plant is permitted to burn up to 30 percent bio-fuels in boiler number 4, which is a co-generating unit provide steam for heating campus and electricity.
http://ipf.msu.edu/green/energy/sources.html

On August 13, 2013, MSU put an anaerobic digester into service. The digester will use organic waste from farms and dining halls to generate 2800 MWHR each year.
http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/new-msu-anaerobic-digester-to-supply-power-for-south-campus-buildings/


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

The T.B. Simon Power Plant is permitted to burn up to 30 percent bio-fuels in boiler number 4, which is a co-generating unit provide steam for heating campus and electricity. Bio-fuels that are currently used are green wood, agricultural residues (annual grasses, animal bedding, corn stover) and cornstarch material that is a byproduct of a local manufacturing company.
http://ipf.msu.edu/green/energy/sources.html


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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