BU enters agreement to purchase renewable wind energy

Kiran galani | September 18, 2018

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Boston University has entered a contract with utility company Engie to buy renewable wind power in South Dakota for the next 15 years as part of BU’s Climate Action Plan. An integral aspect of the CAP, Sustainability Director Dennis Carlberg wrote in an email, is to use renewable resources for 100 percent of BU’s electricity needs. BU received 127 wind and solar project proposals from all over the United States, but chose the Engie proposal because it demonstrated the greatest impact on global emissions, he wrote. BU will still purchase electricity from the New England grid, Carlberg wrote. The power purchased from Engie will be sold back to the Midwestern grid, and BU will receive renewable energy credits for buying it.

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