Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.55
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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Middlebury College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.22 / 4.00 Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
420,924 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 10,255 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 220,049 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 3,531 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 108 MMBtu

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

On-site renewable electricity generating devices include biomass co-generation (steam plus electricity), one 10 kW wind turbine, and a total of 14 kW of solar PV panels on three buildings,


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

An on-site biomass gasification plant replaces over 1.7 million gallons of #6 fuel oil used to heat the campus.


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

We have one 147 kW solar PV and two 500 kW solar PV systems with whom we have power purchase agreements with local and for all of which we retain and retire the REC's. One of the 500kW systems came online in late 2016 and those kWh's (mmbtu's) are not included in the totals above


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

We purchase "cow power" for two buildings on campus from Green Mountain Power, which is generated by manure digestion on local dairy farms and also purchase 550 tons of offsets for Middlebury's Snow Bowl ski area from wind turbine and methane digestion projects financed by Native Energy Inc of Vermont.


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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