U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Ten DOE Facilities and Army Base Buy Renewable Energy Credits
August 17, 2005
Ten DOE facilities and an army base have purchased renewable energy
credits worth 117.8 million kilowatt-hours per year for five years.
The facilities include five DOE national laboratories: Lawrence
Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Sandia, Los Alamos, and the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory. Other DOE facilities included in the deal
are the Golden Field Office and Central Regional Office (both part of
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy); the Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center (operated for the DOE Office of Science);
and the Pantex Plant and Kansas City Plant (both part of DOE's
National Nuclear Security Administration). The army base at Fort
Carson, Colorado, also purchased renewable energy credits.
DOE's Western Area Power Administration coordinated the purchase for
all of the facilities, including 15 million kilowatt-hours of credits
for its own power needs. The credits will help support wind plants in
Nebraska and California and biomass plants in California. See the
Western press release.