Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.51
Liaison Michele Hebert
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2011
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.42 / 7.00 Charles Ward
Director of Utilities
Facilities Services
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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 :
42.33 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 :
188,957.14 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Feb. 22, 2012

Total energy consumed during the performance year :
796,785.56 MMBtu
+ Date Revised: Feb. 22, 2012

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
One of the bus shelters on campus has a solar photovoltaic in place on the out side. The photovoltaic is on all year round. The electricity generated is routed into the campus wide system. On the grounds is the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC). CCHRC has three solar panels which are used to generate electricity for their building, and also sold back to the grid.

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

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
*none are currently being metered. WERC (Water and Environmental Research Center) probably has roughly 50 such systems deployed at remote sites, perhaps up to 100 systems at times. Taken all together, and using the previous estimate, these might account for the equivalent of 1/10 kW continuous power from the sun being utilized. We run about 17 weather stations all with some sort of solar panel on them, the largest array is no more than 150 watts. Folks at Water + Environmental Research Center (WERC), some Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) researchers, GI researchers and anybody running remote weather/monitoring installations have battery based solar power systems and several augment with wind as well. There are many who use much larger arrays than the The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research (BNZ LTER) group.

A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:

A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:
The university has a water plant that functions along side the power plant. The power plant burns coal to heat up water, which produces steam. This steam is used to generate electricity, and to heat and cool all the buildings on campus year round.

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