|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Texas at Austin
OP-8: Clean and Renewable Energy
|2.10 / 7.00||
Utilities and Energy Management
Option 1: 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 :
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated:
Option 3: 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 :
Option 4: Total RECs and other similar renewable energy products that the institution purchased during the performance year that are Green-e certified or meet the Green-e standard's technical requirements and are third party verified:
Option 5: Total electricity generated with co-generation technology using non-renewable fuel sources :
Total energy consumed during the performance year :
A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
Future: two photovoltaic installations at Pickle Research Campus, and on Manor Garage.
A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
A brief description of RECs or other similar renewable energy products purchased during the previous year:
A brief description of co-generation technologies deployed:
The 140-megawatt Hal C. Weaver Power Plant (.mov*) meets the university’s needs 24 hours a day, every day of the year with the following services:
• Electricity—we generate electrical power at 12,000 volts and 4,160 volts for distribution throughout the campus.
• Steam—we generate steam at 425 psi and 710 F for use in the plant, as well as at 160 psi for distribution throughout the campus to provide building heat, heat for hot water, and auxiliary services.
• Compressed Air—we provide air for use in campus buildings and laboratories.
• Demineralized Water—we provide about 8 million gallons of demineralized water to the campus for laboratory use.
• Chilled Water—we distribute about 140,000,000 ton-hours of chilled water through more than 6 miles of chilled water lines to provide air conditioning to the campus. Our peak flow rates are continually rising as campus space is added. In the summer of 2008, our peak load was about 33,000 tons and 60,000 gallons per minute of 39ºF water flowing to meet campus cooling needs. This is equivalent to the air-conditioning needs of 6,600 average houses.
The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available: