Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The University System of Maryland maintains an active partnership with the State Government of Maryland to increase production of renewable power in the region. In 2011 and 2012, 16 MW of new solar energy and 65 MW of land-based wind energy came online as a result of the Governor’s “Generating Clean Horizons” program. The University of Maryland took on the role of procurement and program manager for these projects, and the University System of Maryland committed to purchasing 1/3 of the power output over a twenty-year period. The University is now collaborating with the State to purchase at least 10 MW of power annually generated from a new poultry litter to energy plant. The University of Maryland is committed to continuing to help build a reliable supply of renewable power in the Chesapeake Bay region.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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