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Iowa State University
Location Ames, IA
Organization Type Education (Higher)
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 13,348,829
Percentage Green Power 7%
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Latest Annual Report Received On 1/29/2015
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
Iowa State University is a large land-grant research institution located in Ames, Iowa. The university has over 35,000 students on the campus. The university operates a large combined heat and power plant to provide electricity, steam and chilled water to the campus. The university is capable of generating 100 percent of it's own power or can purchase wholesale electricity from the MISO market. Iowa State University is purchasing wind energy through a power purchase agreement. The university partnered with the local municipal utility in purchasing bulk wind power from a local wind farm. For fiscal year 2014, the wind power received by Iowa State totaled over 13.2 million kilowatt-hours equating to nearly 7% percent of the university's electrical consumption. In late 2012 a 100 kilowatt wind turbine was installed on campus to provide wind power to the campus as well as offer research opportunities to the university faculty and students. This campus wind turbine produced just over 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity for the campus.

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