While procurement laws still restrict the majority of campus purchasing contracts to ten years, there is a state of Illinois law that allows our campus to enter into Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) that are as long as 25 years. See
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Off-campus Solar Farm 3.0 PPA (Proposed)
To reach our 2015 iCAP objective of 140,000 MWh per year of clean energy usage, we will need to increase our off-campus procurement of clean energy by 90,000 MWh/year. One proposed solution is to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an off-campus solar developer. This potential project is often called "Solar Farm 3.0" and discussions are ongoing about the costs and benefits of this proposal.