Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
SD-10: Energy Use by Type

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Timothy Thum
Senior Engineer
Facilities Mgmt.
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The percentage of total electricity use from coal.:
61.60

The percentage of total electricity use from wind.:
13.94

The percentage of total electricity use from biomass.:
0

The percentage of total electricity use from natural gas.:
8.20

The percentage of total electricity use from solar PV.:
0

The percentage of total electricity use from geothermal.:
0

The percentage of total electricity use from nuclear.:
15.60

The percentage of total electricity use from hydro.:
0.22

The percentage of total electricity use from other.:
0.44

Provide a brief description.:
0.44% of the total electric supply portfolio comes from bigas from landfill projects. Solar installations exist as part of the portfolio, but comprise less than 1% of all renewables and thus are not reported individually.

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from coal.:
7

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from biomass.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from electricity.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from natural gas.:
93

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from geothermal.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from fuel oil.:
0

The percentage of total energy used for heating buildings from other.:
0

Provide a brief description.:
See notes

If cogeneration, please explain.:
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Campus heat is provided by a central heating plant utilizing steam boilers and distribution. The steam boilers are set up to utilize both natural gas and coal, and test firings have been done with biomass pellets. State mandates required UWRF to burn a portion of coal to maintain certifications. Due to the short heating season in spring 2012, the proportion of coal burned amounted to 7% of total campus heat in 2012. UWRF heating plant manager does not intend to burn any additional coal for the 2013 heating season as certifications have been met and natural gas prices make it advantageous to use over coal at this time.

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