Green Power Partnership
|Forest County Potawatomi Community|
|Organization Type||Tribal Nations|
|Percentage Green Power||105.6%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||No|
|Environmental Web Page|
Forest County Potawatomi Community tradition and history teaches a strong commitment to protecting and preserving the natural environment, both on the reservation and throughout the world. Consistent with its long-standing goal of reducing its energy use and carbon footprint, the Community has undertaken significant energy efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives, many through its Project Greenfire program. Quarterly assessments of the Community's energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions show the success of these efforts. In the twelve month period ending June 30, 2012, the Community's major energy-using facilities consumed 13.9% less energy per gross square foot and had 20.3% less associated carbon emissions per gross square foot compared to the baseline year of 2007. Also, the Community is seeking to become energy independent by using only renewable carbon-neutral or carbon-free resources. The Community installed solar panels on a Milwaukee administration building, and is currently developing a biodigester and 2 MW biogas generation facility in Milwaukee, with commercial operation scheduled to commence next year. The Tribe is also exploring other energy projects, including a community-scale biomass project on its reservation. Not yet energy independent, the Community acquires renewable energy certificates from certified wind energy resources to more than match its electricity use.