U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Water Power Program
Manhattan Skyscraper Owner Makes Large Green Power Purchase
January 21, 2004
The Durst Organization—owner of seven high-rise office buildings in
Manhattan—became New York State's largest commercial buyer of wind
power on January 13th, when the company agreed to buy 10.5 million kilowatt-hours of wind power per year. Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) will
generate the wind power at its 30-megawatt Fenner Wind Power Project,
located east of Syracuse. See the CEI press release.
DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is also buying a
large amount of green power: its Marine Sciences Laboratory is drawing
on a landfill gas power plant for all of its power. PNNL is buying
nearly 2.7 million kilowatt-hours of green power for the Marine
Sciences Laboratory and another 9.3 million kilowatt-hours of power
from wind energy and small hydropower systems for its main campus.
Other recent purchases of green power include Connecticut College,
which doubled its purchase of wind energy certificates from EAD
Environmental LLC to 13.3 million kilowatt-hours over two years, and
Eastern University in Pennsylvania, which is buying wind power from
CEI for 37 percent of its power needs. See the press releases from
PNNL, EAD Environmental, and CEI.