Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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University of Missouri
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
2.44 / 4.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
2,832,790 MMBtu

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:
1,009,307 MMBtu

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

Biomass Fueled Boiler and Auto Extraction Steam Turbine Electric Generator – 14 MW
Wind Turbine – 20 KW
Solar PV Panels – 36.35 KW


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
628,919 MMBtu

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

Biomass Fueled Boiler - A solar thermal hot water system installed at MU’s cogeneration facility collects thermal energy from the sun to heat makeup water for the plant’s boilers. This system includes both evacuated tube solar thermal panels, and emerging technology concentrated solar thermal panels. The solar thermal system provides additional renewable energy for MU and serve as an educational tool for MU students and faculty.


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:
89,268 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:

MU purchases a portion of its electrical energy off an open access wholesale grid system called the Mid-continent Independent System Operator or MISO. A significant portion of the electricity MU purchases, 62% in FY16, was purchased from an off-site wind farm.


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:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

None


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 25
Coal 16.20
Geothermal ---
Hydro ---
Natural gas 41.30
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind 12.40
Other (please specify and explain below) 5.20

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

Electricity purchased from Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). MISO generation has a diversified fuel mix; 40% Coal, 40% Gas and Oil, 12% Renewable, and 8% Nuclear.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 35
Coal 44
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 26
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
60.98

Figures ascertained directly from Campus Facilities-Energy Management Department.

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