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Released on October 26, 2015

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 nearly 2 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 187,000 average American homes annually.

We are nurturing a culture of respect for, and commitment to, sustainable practices and environmental stewardship with our students that will extend beyond our campuses.
- Burns Hargis, Oklahoma State University

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
200,000,000 54% Wind Renewable Choice Energy° Ivy League
2. Georgetown University
152,370,500 130% Various Hess Energy Marketing° BIG EAST
3. The Ohio State University
130,241,123 22% Wind Blue Creek Wind Farm LLC Big 10 Conference
4. Northwestern University
122,014,800 50% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Big 10 Conference
5. University of Oklahoma
120,839,000 68% Wind Oklahoma Gas & Electric Big 12
6. Carnegie Mellon University
119,013,466 101% Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation University Athletic Association
7. Oklahoma State University
101,339,001 69% Wind Oklahoma Gas & Electric Big 12
8. Drexel University
96,678,000 100% Solar, Wind Community Energy° Colonial Athletic Association
9. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
91,372,000 35% Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind Tennessee Valley Authority°, On-site Generation Southeastern Conference
10. University of Utah
85,926,100 28% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, Rocky Mountain Power°, On-site Generation Pac-12
11. University of Wisconsin
68,673,740 15% Wind Wisconsin Public Service, Madison Gas & Electric, WPPI Energy, We Energies Big 10 Conference
12. University of Maryland
65,089,825 24% Small-hydro, Solar, Wind WGL Energy°, Pinnacle Wind, Constellation, Roth Rock North Wind Farm, On-site Generation Big 10 Conference
13. The City University of New York
64,000,000 13% Wind New York Power Authority Numerous
14. University of Missouri
58,232,129 24% Biomass, Solar, Wind On-site Generation, NextEra Energy Resources Southeastern Conference
15. American University
55,033,500 104% Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation Patriot League
16. Texas A&M University System
45,900,000 15% Wind Champion Energy Services Numerous
17. University at Buffalo
45,311,701 22% Solar Sterling Planet, On-site Generation Mid-American
18. Syracuse University
41,000,000 35% Wind Renewable Choice Energy° Atlantic Coast Conference
19. The Catholic University of America
40,242,201 100% Biomass, Geothermal, Wind Hess Energy Marketing Landmark Conference
20. Western Washington University
40,000,000 111% Wind NextEra Energy Resources° Great Northwest Athletic Conference
21. University of St. Thomas
34,134,560 87% Wind Xcel Energy° Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
22. University of Central Oklahoma
26,000,000 100% Wind Edmond Electric Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association
23 (tie). Bentley University
25,000,000 100% Wind Renewable Choice Energy° Northeast-10 Conference
23 (tie). Emerson College
25,000,000 114% Wind Renewable Choice Energy° NEWMAC
25. Santa Clara University
22,706,551 73% Solar, Wind Silicon Valley Power°, On-site Generation West Coast Conference
26. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
21,072,253 10% Wind Indianapolis Power & Light° The Summit League
27. Adelphi University
21,055,780 100% Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Northeast-10 Conference
28. Union College
20,145,673 94% Solar, Wind Community Energy°, Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Liberty League
29. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
20,039,332 6% Solar, Wind Exelon Energy°, On-site Generation Big 10 Conference
30. Duquesne University
18,030,000 36% Wind Direct Energy° Atlantic 10 Conference

*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:

Oct 2015 list (PDF) (4 pp, 216K, About PDF)
July 2015 list (PDF) (4 pp, 155K)
April 2015 list (PDF) (5 pp, 156K)
January 2015 list (PDF) (5 pp, 107K)
October 2014 list (PDF) (4 pp, 227K)
July 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 73K)
April 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 85K)
January 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 85K)
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)
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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