Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2011
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New Mexico State University
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.47 / 7.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Option 1: Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes :
0 MMBtu

Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
0 MMBtu

Option 3: Total 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: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
0 MMBtu

Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
132,825 MMBtu

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
492,454 MMBtu

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

none


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 RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:

none


A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:

Our performance year is 2010. Co-Generation is basically producing two forms of energy from one. In our case we use natural gas as the fuel to power a turbine (stationary jet engine) whose spinning shaft turns a generator and produces 40% of the electricity for the campus.

The hot (1200 *F) exhaust gases from the turbine enter a water tube boiler and produce steam, which is used to heat the campus buildings and domestic water.


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

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