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.