Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||30.6%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
Oberlin College is an independent coeducational institution comprised of two divisions, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. Beginning in 2004, Oberlin began purchasing green power as part of a comprehensive environmental policy initiated by College President Nancy Dye and developed by the College's Environmental Policy Advisory Committee. The premium that the College pays to purchase the green power will be funneled back into the community through a sustainable Energy Reserve Fund which will be used to create among other things energy renewal projects that benefit Oberlin residents. In addition, an exciting project is currently underway where the College will be purchasing electricity produced from a 2.27 megawatt (MW), tracking solar PV array being built on the College's property. The purchase will include the renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the expected three million kWh/yr installation, and will amount to approximately 12 percent of the College's annual electricity consumption. The project is expected to be completed during the Fall of 2012.