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January 8, 2014
March 25, 2014
July 1, 2014
October 1, 2014

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January 27, 2014
April 21, 2014
July 28, 2014
October 27, 2014

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Released on January 27, 2014

Top 30 College & University icon.The Top 30 College & University list represents the largest green power users among higher education institutions within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power use of these organizations amounts to more than two billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of nearly 196,000 average American homes annually.

Our green power ranking is a tribute to our students and their commitment to sustainability.
- Dave Irvin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule. Find out how your organization can partner with EPA today! To view a top partner list, select from the chart below:


Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Green Power Resources Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner) Athletic Conference
1. University of Pennsylvania
200,194,600 48% Solar, Wind Community Energy°, On-site Generation Ivy League
2. University of Oklahoma
153,878,040 85% Wind Oklahoma Gas & Electric Big 12
3. The Ohio State University
133,631,369 23% Wind Blue Creek Wind Farm LLC Big 10
4. Carnegie Mellon University
116,015,000 100% Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation University Athletic Association
5. Georgetown University
113,751,000 109% Various Hess Energy Marketing° Big East
6. Oklahoma State University
110,000,000 67% Wind Oklahoma Gas & Electric Big 12
7. Drexel University
96,678,000 100% Solar, Wind Community Energy° Colonial Athletic Association
8. Northwestern University
96,019,800 37% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Big 10
9. University of Utah
93,374,904 31% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, Rocky Mountain Power°, On-site Generation Pac-12
10. Apollo Group, Inc. / University of Phoenix
92,906,000 54% Wind NextEra Energy Resources° Numerous
11. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
80,020,000 32% Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind Tennessee Valley Authority°, On-site Generation Southeastern Conference (SEC)
12. University at Buffalo
77,365,000 35% Biogas, Solar, Wind Sterling Planet°, Better World Energy, New York Power Authority, On-site Generation Mid-American
13. University of Wisconsin
69,772,834 15% Wind Wisconsin Public Service, Madison Gas & Electric, WPPI Energy, We Energies Big 10
14. The City University of New York
64,000,000 14% Wind New York Power Authority Numerous
15. American University
55,033,500 100% Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Patriot League
16. University of Missouri
53,083,000 21% Biomass, Solar, Wind On-site Generation, NextEra Energy Resources Southeastern Conference (SEC)
17. Texas A&M University System
45,900,000 15% Wind Champion Energy Services Numerous
18. The Catholic University of America
43,000,000 100% Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind Hess Energy Marketing Landmark Conference
19. Western Washington University
40,000,000 113% Wind NextEra Energy Resources° Great Northwest Athletic Conference
20. Quinnipiac University
39,496,000 100% Biomass, Small-hydro, Wind Renewable Choice Energy° Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
21. University of St. Thomas
32,871,000 82% Wind Xcel Energy° Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
22. Santa Clara University
29,732,551 101% Solar, Wind Silicon Valley Power°, On-site Generation West Coast Conference
23. University of Central Oklahoma
26,000,000 100% Wind Edmond Electric Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association
24. Bentley University
25,000,000 100% Wind Renewable Choice Energy° Northeast-10 Conference
25. Syracuse University
22,900,000 20% Wind Starphire.NET° Atlantic Coast Conference
26. St. Mary's College of Maryland
22,004,727 116% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Capital Athletic Conference
27. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
21,577,000 10% Wind Indianapolis Power & Light° The Summit League
28. Adelphi University
21,055,780 100% Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Northeast-10 Conference
29. Union College
20,015,406 93% Solar, Wind Community Energy°, On-site Generation Liberty League
30. Columbia College Chicago
19,753,858 100% Wind Sterling Planet° Numerous

*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.

°Indicates Provider is selling Partner a third-party certified green power product. For more information on third-party certification, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/buygp/certified.htm.

Current and past Top College & University Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:

January 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp., 85K, About PDF)
November 2013 list (PDF) (5 pp., 84K)
July 2013 list (PDF) (4 pp., 262K)
April 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 147K)
January 2013 list (PDF) (4 pp., 258K, About PDF)
2012 lists (PDF) (10 pp., 393K)
2011 lists (PDF) (11 pp., 93K)
2010 lists (PDF) (8 pp., 1.2M)
2009 lists (PDF) (8 pp., 1.2M)
2008 lists (PDF) (5 pp., 147K)
2007 lists (PDF) (7 pp., 201K)
2006 lists (PDF) (6 pp., 365K)

For additional information on how your organization can join these Top Partners as Green Power Partners, please visit the Join Us page of this Web site.

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