Richmond, Va.-based Ingenco, through its affiliate Collegiate Clean Energy, entered into agreements with Emory & Henry College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College and Sweet Briar College, according to a news release. They are the first colleges in Virginia to provide 100-percent renewable electricity to their campuses.
The independent colleges are offsetting between 50 and 70 percent of their total carbon footprints. The colleges estimate a combined savings of between $3.2 million and $6.4 million during the next 12 years.
Collegiate Clean Energy provides colleges and businesses with renewable energy products. Ingenco is Virginia’s largest landfill gas-to-energy operator.
Appalachian Power Co. will to deliver the electricity from the landfill gas through its distribution system.