Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 4.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
893,623.69 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) 11,088,534 Kilowatt-hours 37,834.08 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:
UCR installed a 500 kw solar pv carport in April 2014 and a 3.34 MW solar pv ground mount system in September 2014. Additional carport systems have been added to Lot 30 (3.5 MW) and Lot 32 (0.7 MW).

The 500 kw system was an R&D project funded by South Coast AQMD, Solarmax and others. Solarmax donated the PV panels and owned the PV part for the first few years to capture tax benefits and then ownership reverted to UCR.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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 brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
37,834.08 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 0.10
Coal 29.20
Geothermal 22.50
Hydro 1.30
Natural gas 4.10
Nuclear 4.90
Solar photovoltaic 11.80
Wind 3.20
Other (please specify and explain below) 22.90

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
Riverside Public Utilities is UC Riverside's electricity provider. Their Power Content label for 2019, the most current available, list Generic (unspecified) sources for 22.9% of electricity. "Unspecified sources of power" means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources.

City of Riverside Power Content Label: http://riversidepublicutilities.com/about-rpu/Riverside_CY%202019%20Power%20Content%20Label_10-06-2020.pdf

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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