Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.13
Liaison Bridget Flynn
Submission Date March 9, 2017
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Oberlin College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 4.00 Meghan Riesterer
Assistant Vice President of Energy Management and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
306151 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 10106 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) 78513 MMBtu

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

We have a 2.27MW Solar Array on campus that the college retains and/or trades equivalent renewable RECs; and the array is connected to the campus electric grid. This array began generating in 2012. The 2.27 MW solar array was installed on about 10 acres of Oberlin College property. This was a collaboration with the municipal utility provider for power.

In 2014, we added a 10KWh PV soar array on the top of a Kahn Hall residence hall.

Additionally, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center and its associated parking pavilion combine to form 160 KWh solar PV array. The Athletic and Physical Education Department installed a 175 W solar panel on the Savage Stadium scoreboard.


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

The college accounts for Green-E certifiable Hydro RECs purchased from local municipal utility. In addition, the municipal electric grid composition included about 15,210 MWH for 2015 fiscal year.


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

This information was verified for FY 15 through a recent College study completed by Ever-Green Energy entitled Carbon Neutrality Master Plan, Implementation strategy and Financial Strategy.

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