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Edison Energy Helps Boston University Reach Their Climate Action Goals

Project Background

Edison Energy worked with Boston University (BU) to match them with a wind project to help them meet their sustainability goal of matching 100% of their electricity needs with renewable energy. This goal is part of their larger Climate Action Plan, which is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

The criteria for sourcing projects in a University process is often about going beyond economics, and finding a project that fits the wider mission of the University. Edison Energy excels at identifying the relevant decision criteria, and conducting a thorough process to identify the right energy solution. The Boston University process was a prime example of the analytical methods that Edison Energy has as its disposal to identify and select projects.

BU ended up signing a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with ENGIE North America at Triple H Wind Farm. BU will purchase 48.6 MW of wind generation capacity through the agreement.

Learn more about the Triple H Wind Project in the video below, developed by ENGIE North America.


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Project Highlights

  • Location: Hyde County, South Dakota
  • Size: 48.6 MW
  • Annual Energy: 205,000 MW of wind energy

The Road to Carbon Neutrality

Boston University has a strong track record of leading other Universities and large research institutions on sustainability and was able to meet their 25% reduction by 2020 GHG reduction goals, six years ahead of schedule. To further their sustainability commitment, Boston University, in partnership with Edison Energy, lead the facilitation of an Institution wide Climate Action Plan, as a component of the University’s broader Strategic Plan, that brought together over 30 of the University’s staff, faculty and students to craft and formalize the University’s approach to improve energy efficiency, alternative energy use, climate research and education, and campus preparation for climate change.

Photo Gallery

Photos courtesy of BU Sustainability.