Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.71 / 4.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
1,162,124.48 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) 134,550 Kilowatt-hours 459.08 MMBtu

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

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

One 61.1 kW photovoltaic array on the Lausche storage shed; one 41.1 kW of photovoltaic panels at the Compost Facility; one 2.4 kW photovoltaic array on the EcoHouse; one 4 kW photovoltaic sheet on the Innovation Center; one 2.34 kW photovoltaic array at Building 22.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 3 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 solar thermal system is installed at the compost facility but is not metered, so the value is an annual estimate based on the 1.4 gal size of the solar thermal system.

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

A 1.4 gallon solar thermal water heating system is installed on our compost facility to improve the ability of workers to clean the collection bins with harvested rainwater.

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 60,557,209 Kilowatt-hours 206,621.20 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Ohio University purchased 50% of its electricity through wind renewable energy certificates (RECs) from 2016-2020. REC purchase contracts have been signed to cover 100% of electricity as of January 2021 but we are choosing FY19 as our energy performance period, so we are not including the 2021 purchases here.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
207,083.28 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 0.50
Coal 24.50
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.50
Natural gas 36.50
Nuclear 33.50
Solar photovoltaic 0.50
Wind 2.50
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.50

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

Unspecified other.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 0
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 0
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:

FY19 Purchased Electricity, Purchased RECs, and On-site Solar Energy Generation (kWh) provided by Elaine Goetz updated by Sydney Hutchinson 3/2/2020. AEP Energy is our CRES.

Sierra Magazine Electricity use, by source data retrieved from AEP Energy Environmental Disclosure Information - Quarterly Comparison - Actual Data 1/1/10 - 9/30/19 updated by Sydney Hutchinson 3/2/2020.

Ohio University is a US EPA Green Power Partnership Top 30 College and University Partners for the annual purchase, beginning in Dec, 2015, of 50% of electricity from RECs. The data entered above is for FY19 REC purchases. See note about increase to 100% RECs in January 2021.

Non-electric (solar thermal) renewable energy data is estimated from array size; other data is actual data from FY19.

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