|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy
|0.21 / 4.00||
Physical Plant - Utilities
Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
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:
A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
A 250KW system was installed on the McHenry Library roof in Dec. 2013. This system generates approximately 20,000 kWh/month.
Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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, performance year:
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
UC system's Wholesale Power Procurement: UCSC catalyzed, with other UC campuses, the installation of a 60MW PV Array in Fresno County, CA. The total generation of this system was 132,272 MWh, and the UCSC portion of that generation is 6.8%, or 8,934 MWh, which is equal to 30460.568 MMBtu. Note: the 2018 December meter reading was not in at time of reporting so that month was estimated.
Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
|Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||0.41|
A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
|Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)|
|Other (please specify and explain below)||---|
A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
MMBtu's for performance year are from purchased natural gas and electricity.
MMBtu's are significantly lower than baseline and previous year because of the reduction in purchased natural gas due to cogeneration plant shutdown for entire calendar year.
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