Ohio State to purchase 50 MW of wind power

Ohio State University has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 MW of wind energy capacity from the 304 MW Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. The wind energy purchase will comprise approximately 25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load, and is one of the single largest purchases of actual renewable energy by any university in the country.

In addition to being one of the largest North American wind purchases by a non-utility purchaser, the 20-year purchase agreement will also create new opportunities for research between Ohio State and Iberdrola Renewables.

The wind energy purchase will result in a significant improvement in Ohio State’s carbon footprint, and underscores the university’s leadership in advancing the development and use of sustainable energy.

AEP Energy will deliver the electricity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm to Ohio State.

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