Green Power Partnership Top 30 College & University
Released on January 27, 2020
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 3.5 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 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. Georgetown University||159,149,526||130%||Wind|
|6. Stanford University||159,021,886||56%||Solar|
|7. University of Tennessee, Knoxville||158,044,000||67%||Solar, Wind|
|8. University of Utah||148,673,985||49%||Geothermal, Solar|
|9. University of Maryland||146,567,825||53%||Various|
|10. University of Oklahoma||135,692,000||70%||Wind|
|11. Carnegie Mellon University||132,396,967||100%||Solar, Wind|
|12. Saint Louis University||125,000,000||105%||Wind|
|13. University of North Texas||107,250,000||100%||Solar, Wind|
|14. Arizona State University||105,000,000||30%||Solar, Wind|
|15. University of Missouri||104,001,209||42%||Biomass, Solar, Wind|
|16. Northwestern University||100,370,800||39%||Solar, Wind|
|17. Oklahoma State University||93,827,563||67%||Wind|
|18. Drexel University||87,766,000||104%||Solar, Wind|
|19. The Ohio State University||85,505,575||14%||Wind|
|20. George Washington University||78,393,980||53%||Solar|
|21. University of Virginia||70,936,294||21%||Solar|
|22. University of Wisconsin||64,424,214||14%||Biogas, Solar, Wind|
|23. Ohio University||60,689,366||50%||Solar, Wind|
|24. American University||59,476,806||107%||Various|
|25. University of Minnesota||57,800,000||16%||Solar, Wind|
|26. University of Vermont||57,716,250||96%||Biogas, Solar, Wind|
|27. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||56,109,545||100%||Wind|
|28. University of New Hampshire||46,469,000||65%||Wind|
|29. Temple University||44,000,000||21%||Wind|
|30. Syracuse University||40,250,000||35%||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.