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Columbia Association (CA) has been making strides in recent years to leverage green power opportunities and reduce our carbon footprint. Since August 2015, electricity use at CA has been 100% offset with clean renewable energy!

Solar power generated by a 2 Megawatt solar farm in West Friendship supplies about 25% of CA’s annual electricity usage. Under the 20-year power purchase agreement, CA receives electricity through virtual aggregate net metering and solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs).

 

A part of our recent electricity supply contract, CA secured American Wind™ Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the remaining 75% of our annual electricity usage. The wind generation sources for the RECs are located in Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to the above efforts, CA operates multiple onsite solar photovoltaic installations:

    1. 20 kW system in Kings Contrivance
    2. 5 kW single axis tracking system in River Hill
    3. 10 kW system at Dorsey Hall Pool
    4. 6 kW system at Dickinson Pool
    5. 40 kW system at Long Reach Tennis Club
    6. 15 kW system at Hobbits Glen Golf Club

 

 

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CA also participates in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsored Green Power Partnership, where organizations are recognized for their efforts to advance the development of green power.

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