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Notre Dame Dedicates Hydro Facility as Renewable Energy Efforts Grow

David Worford of Environment + Energy Leader reports on Notre Dame’s clean energy efforts.

The C3 Take
  • Notre Dame has built a hydropower plant in South Bend that will operate at 70% capacity and generate 7% of the University’s energy.
  • The 2.5 megawatt facility is expected offset 9,700 tons of Notre Dame’s CO2 emissions annually.
  • In addition to hydropower Notre Dame is installing a 20MW solar plant, two geothermal facilities, and is converting non-consumable food waste into energy.

“Other schools to recently implement energy-efficient projects include Smith College breaking ground on a geothermal project, Boston University using geothermal heat pumps in a new building on campus, and the University of Hartford saving $1 million annually with energy upgrades. The University of California San Diego also has a proposed demonstration project that will look at blending hydrogen and natural gas to help with energy transitions.”

Read the full article here.

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