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Liaison Amy Knisley
Submission Date Aug. 24, 2016
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Warren Wilson College
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alison Climo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
36350 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 39.84 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 1400 MMBtu
Option 3: 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 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

Renewable electricity is generated on campus by a 13 kW and a 2 kW solar panel array. The 2 kW array produces electricity which is used in one of the dorms on campus. The 13 kW array produces electricity which is sold back to the grid.


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

One of the dorms on campus has a solar thermal heating system; however, the amount of energy produced by this system is not known. Three buildings use geothermal heat-pump systems as well.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:

RECs have been purchased from Renewable Choice and other companies,certified by Green-e Energy, on a one-year contract to offset 100% of campus electricity use from 2006-2012. WWC has decided to not purchase RECs for the 2013-14 academic year. To date, WWC has purchased wind RECs to offset approximately 28,000MWh of electricity use.


The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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