Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 4.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
411688.30 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:
144.41 MMBtu

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

The only on-site generation is a solar array on Hyland Hall. As part of the grant funding obtained to erect that array, We Energies retains the RECs for that installation. Monitoring software has been inconsistent so data is at a low confidence level.


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

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

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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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:
17706.83 MMBtu

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

The State of Wisconsin purchases all electricity consumed in state-owned facilities. For our campus, the electricity is purchased from WE Energies. In 2005, Act 141 passed and required 10% of all electricity to come from renewable sources by the end of 2007, and 20% of all electricity to come from renewable sources by the end of 2011, if economically feasible. Allocations for FY 17 are found in the attached document.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 52.90
Geothermal 0
Hydro 1.50
Natural gas 14.50
Nuclear 28.10
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 3
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 100
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

All steam is generated by a local co-generation natural gas utility-scale plant. We use a small percentage of their steam supply for all campus heating and hot water.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
4.34

Wisconsin Executive Order 145: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/executive_orders/2003_jim_doyle/2006-145.pdf

Wisconsin Executive Order 145 directs the Department of Administration to pursue demonstration projects at state facilities, including the Capitol and Executive Residence, regarding use of photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable technologies to generate electricity and use alternative fuels for heating and cooling

Wisconsin Act 141: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2005/related/acts/141.pdf

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