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Green Power Partnership Top 30 College & University

Released on October 21, 2019

GPP Top 30 College & University logoThe 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 3.3  billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 280,000 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!

Partner Name Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Green Power Resources
1. University of California 273,347,222 25% Various
2. Columbia University 270,897,887 100% Wind
3. University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 224,325,000 100% Biomass, Solar
4. University of Pennsylvania 200,000,000 71% Wind
5. Stanford University 159,626,907 57% Solar
6. Georgetown University 159,149,526 130% Wind
7. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 158,044,000 67% Solar, Wind
8. University of Maryland 146,567,825 53% Various
9. University of Oklahoma 135,692,000 70% Wind
10. Carnegie Mellon University 132,396,967 100% Solar, Wind
11. Saint Louis University 125,000,000 105% Wind
12. University of North Texas 107,250,000 100% Solar, Wind
13. Arizona State University 105,000,000 30% Solar, Wind
14. University of Missouri 104,001,209 42% Biomass, Solar, Wind
15. Northwestern University 100,370,800 39% Solar, Wind
16. Oklahoma State University 93,827,563 67% Wind
17. Drexel University 87,766,000 104% Solar, Wind
18. The Ohio State University 85,505,575 14% Wind
19. George Washington University 78,393,980 53% Solar
20. University of Virginia 70,936,294 21% Solar
21. University of Wisconsin 64,424,214 14% Biogas, Solar, Wind
22. Ohio University 60,689,366 50% Solar, Wind
23. American University 59,476,806 107% Various
24. University of Minnesota 57,800,000 16% Solar, Wind
25. University of Vermont 57,716,250 96% Biogas, Solar, Wind
26. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 56,109,545 100% Wind
27. University of New Hampshire 46,469,000 65% Wind
28. Temple University 44,000,000 21% Wind
29. Syracuse University 40,250,000 35% Wind
30. The Catholic University of America 37,881,775 100% Wind
 

* 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.
 

Current and past Top Partners lists are available for you to view and print.

For additional information on how your organization can join these Top Partners as Green Power Partners, learn how to Become a Green Power Partner.

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