BU-Supported Wind Farm Now Up and Generating Clean Electricity – BU Today

Written by Rich Barlow

Boston University begins buying clean energy today from the South Dakota wind farm that the University enabled, fulfilling a key goal of the University’s Climate Action Plan (CAP).

BU will buy 205,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually for 15 years from wind farm developer, builder, and operator ENGIE North America. By reselling that clean power to Midwest consumers and helping decarbonize that region’s power grid, the University will earn legal credits, called Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), against its own carbon emissions in Boston. Those credits are a critical piece of the CAP’s strategy for cutting campus and global operations emissions to zero by 2040.

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