Stanford designated Pac-12 Champion in EPA’s Green Power Challenge

Stanford recently placed first among participating Pac-12 schools in the 2018-19 College and University Green Power Challenge, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program.

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, throughout the 2018-19 academic year, EPA’s Green Power Partnership tracked the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. The College and University Green Power Challenge is open to any collegiate athletic conference in the United States.

On April 22, 2019, the EPA concluded the Green Power Challenge and recognized the Champion Green Power Conference, as well as the largest individual green power users within each participating conference.

Stanford’s on-campus solar PV panels and off-campus Solar Generating Station produced nearly 160 million kWh of renewable energy last year, enough to power more than 15,000 homes. This comprises 57 percent of Stanford’s electricity consumption. With a second solar generating station coming online in 2021, which will bring the university’s renewable portfolio to 100 percent, Stanford is well positioned to maintain its number one ranking.

To learn more about the Green Power Challenge, go to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

And to learn more about Stanford’s sustainability efforts, check out the Sustainable Stanford website.