Hydropower

EPA Awards Bowdoin’s Green Initiative

Brunswick, Maine [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] In combination with Maine’s existing Renewable Portfolio Standard, a full 100% of Bowdoin’s electricity is coming from qualifying renewable resources. Thus Bowdoin has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for purchasing 12 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power per year from Miller Hydro Group, the owner of the only certified low impact hydroelectric facility in Maine. Bowdoin is also purchasing 285,000 kWh of Green-E certified renewable energy credits through Sterling Planet. A recent member of EPA’s Green Power Partnership, Bowdoin is also a member of the Green Power Leadership Club, which honors Green Power Partners that have made an exemplary green power purchase. The college is one of the top schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) among institutions in EPA’s College & University Green Power Challenge.