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January 6, 2015
April 6, 2015
July 6, 2015
October 5, 2015

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January 26, 2015
April 27, 2015
July 27, 2015
October 26, 2015

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Released on January 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 more than 1.9 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 182,000 average American homes annually.

Our green power ranking is a tribute to our students and their commitment to sustainability.
- Dave Irvin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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
200,183,000 51% Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, Community Energy° Ivy League
2. Georgetown University
152,370,500 130% Various Hess Energy Marketing° Big East
3. University of Oklahoma
134,898,600 76% Wind Oklahoma Gas & Electric Big 12
4. The Ohio State University
133,631,369 23% Wind Blue Creek Wind Farm LLC Big 10
5. Carnegie Mellon University
115,637,466 98% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, NextEra Energy Resources°, On-site Generation University Athletic Association
6. Oklahoma State University
100,360,039 71% Wind Oklahoma Gas & Electric Big 12
7. Northwestern University
96,720,800 38% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Big 10
8. Drexel University
96,678,000 100% Solar, Wind Community Energy° Colonial Athletic Association
9. University of Utah
85,926,100 28% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, Rocky Mountain Power°, On-site Generation Pac-12
10. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
80,020,000 32% Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind Tennessee Valley Authority°, On-site Generation Southeastern Conference (SEC)
11. University at Buffalo
78,392,000 36% Solar Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation Mid-American
12. University of Wisconsin
68,673,740 15% Wind Wisconsin Public Service, Madison Gas & Electric, WPPI Energy, We Energies Big 10
13. The City University of New York
64,000,000 15% Wind New York Power Authority Numerous
14. University of Missouri
56,963,935 22% Biomass, Solar, Wind On-site Generation, NextEra Energy Resources Southeastern Conference (SEC)
15. American University
56,315,885 113% Solar, Wind Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation Patriot League
16. Texas A&M University System
45,900,000 15% Wind Champion Energy Services Numerous
17. The Catholic University of America
40,242,201 100% Biomass, Geothermal, Wind Hess Energy Marketing Landmark Conference
18. Western Washington University
40,000,000 107% Wind NextEra Energy Resources° Great Northwest Athletic Conference
19. University of St. Thomas
34,134,560 87% Wind Xcel Energy° Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
20. University of Central Oklahoma
26,000,000 100% Wind Edmond Electric Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association
21. University of Maryland
25,231,503 9% Solar, Wind Pinnacle Wind, Washington Gas Energy Services°, Roth Rock North Wind Farm, Constellation, On-site Generation Big 10
22. Bentley University
25,000,000 100% Wind Renewable Choice Energy° Northeast-10 Conference
23. Syracuse University
23,900,000 20% Wind Starphire.NET°, GDF Suez Energy Resources NA° Atlantic Coast Conference
24. Santa Clara University
22,706,551 73% Solar, Wind Silicon Valley Power°, On-site Generation West Coast Conference
25. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
21,072,253 10% Wind Indianapolis Power & Light° The Summit League
26. Adelphi University
21,055,780 100% Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Northeast-10 Conference
27. Union College
20,145,673 94% Solar, Wind Community Energy°, Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Liberty League
28. Duquesne University
18,030,000 38% Wind Direct Energy° Atlantic 10
29. Dickinson College
18,000,000 90% Wind Green Mountain Energy° Centennial Conference
30. St. Mary’s College of Maryland
17,003,088 85% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Capital Athletic 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:

January 2015 list (PDF) (5 pp, 107K, About PDF)
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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