Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 4.00 Michael Whitmore
Director of Utilities and Energy Management
Associate VP Office of Facilities
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
724,261.24 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) 300,833 Kilowatt-hours 1,026.44 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:
We have solar panels on the Goergen Athletic Center building.

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 6,219,921 Kilowatt-hours 21,222.37 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:
We buy NYS mandated REC’s and ZEC’s as a “surcharge” on our electric bill – as mandated as part of the Governor’s clean energy plan. These are NOT voluntary REC purchased to offset a building or specific project.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
22,248.81 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
Coal 2.11
Geothermal 0
Hydro 31.64
Natural gas 27.72
Nuclear 31.45
Solar photovoltaic 0.05
Wind 4.69
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.19

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
Oil .190

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

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:
We purchase around $1.1M-$1.2M of REC/ZEC annually. In FY21, our purchase was approximately 6,219,921 kWh or 21,222 MMBTU in REC/ZECs.

Calendar Year REC % of NYISO load
2017 0.035%
2018 0.150%
2019 0.780%
2020 2.840%
2021 2.040% (changed Oct 2020)
2022 5.610% (changed Oct 2020)
2023 8.2%
2024 Announced after 11/29

The attached file includes the REC/ZEC payments ($) we make to NYISO (column Y). We are required to purchase levels of REC/ZEC annually though NYISO.

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