To date, the majority of colleges purchasing wind power have been through short-term contracts (1 – 3 years) for utility products or renewable energy certificates (RECs). Only recently have a few purchased wind via long-term (10+ years) PPAs. This webinar will use the experiences of The Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma to explore long-term green power contracts, and questions & issues that schools investigating this option should consider.
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Procuring Wind Power Via Long-term Power Purchase Agreements: Experiences of Three Universities
Second Nature and the Security & Sustainability Forum are convening a free webinar series on the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA), released in draft form in January 2013. Written by hundreds of leading scientists and experts from academia, government, and private and non-profit sector authors, the NCA is a powerful tool for understanding, teaching, planning for, and adapting to climate change. This webinar series will address findings, recommendations, and implications of the NCA, with an emphasis on multi-sector responsibility and collaboration potential.
Second Nature is partnering with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to promote the importance of basic climate science education at all colleges and universities. Join us for a webinar overview of the opportunities offered by the AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project to minority-serving institutions (MSIs) nationwide.
Third-party financing, generally through a lease or power purchase agreement (PPA), enables institutions to host a solar system without up front capital costs. This webcast will review the third-party financing models, discuss best practices and common questions, and a case study of how one university used a PPA to install more than 2,150 solar photovoltaic panels across six campus buildings resulting in the largest solar power system in the District of Columbia.
Second Nature and the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership are collaborating to identify the barriers to expanding renewable energy use among colleges and universities, identify solutions, provide education and training on green power procurement strategies and explore the possibilities of joint purchasing opportunities. To kick-off this partnership, Second Nature and EPA invite you to participate in an interactive event to learn more about trends and possibilities in colleges and universities incorporation of green power onto their campuses, and in their climate reduction goals.