Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date April 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 4.00 Jeff Murphy
Facilities Business Manager
Facilities/Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption, performance year:
341,365.09 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) 7,738,450 Kilowatt-hours 26,403.59 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 15,560 Kilowatt-hours 53.09 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

Wesleyan has five PV installations on site (3 kW, 7.2 kW, 200 kW, 212 kW, and 750 kW). RECs for the three largest installations are sold (the amounts not retained have been excluded from the numeric response above). RECs for the 3 kW system are retained (this number is represented above). On-site production from solar panels on Admission (7.2 kW) is retained/retired but not tracked.

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

All on-site facilities are solar PV facilities.

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 7,738,450 Kilowatt-hours 26,403.59 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

All purchased RECs are 100% Green-e certified wind RECs.

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
52,860.27 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 ---
Coal ---
Geothermal ---
Hydro ---
Natural gas ---
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

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 ---
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Wesleyan has been using B20 blends for all heating oil since Fall 2013.

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