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Saint Paul RiverCentre/Xcel Energy Center
Location Saint Paul, MN
Organization Type Sports Teams & Venues
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 10,084,971
Percentage Green Power 61%
Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site) 100%
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Latest Annual Report Received On 4/16/2015
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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Saint Paul RiverCentre/Xcel Energy Center is an almost 1.3 million square-foot event venue in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As an NHL hockey arena, convention center, and historic auditorium, this complex greets over 2 million visitors per year for a wide range of events. SPRC/XEC has been working since 2009 to become a leader in sustainable operations, and has integrated a range of programs that reduce waste, save energy and water, and promote the use of renewable energy technologies. The facility currently purchases over 10 million kWh of renewable energy per year, in addition to having an 82 kW on-site solar electric array that generated almost 70,000 kWh in 2013.

As part of the facility's commitment to renewable energy, they have also engaged many events in purchasing wind power to offset the energy use of their meeting, concert, or other event at the venue. This has provided an educational platform to teach about renewable energy, while increasing the proportion of facility energy use that is actually covered by renewable energy. The program has facilitated a great partnership between event, venue, and energy utility that can provide a model for others to follow.

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