Partnership with MECA powers 2015 CWS with wind energy

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The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) joined the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) to make the 2015 NCAA® Men’s College World Series® a green-powered event.

MECA purchased enough renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match every megawatt-hour of electricity that is used to power the 2015 CWS. The purchase included the environmental attributes from one of the Nebraska wind farms that supply energy for OPPD.

The REC purchase offset the energy used during the two-week event with Nebraska wind power and helped sponsor and promote the development of cleaner and renewable sources of power.

“Sponsoring green energy for the CWS is a great opportunity to showcase the commitment of MECA and OPPD to renewable energy,” said Tim Burke, OPPD President & CEO.

Wind power is one component of OPPD’s renewable power portfolio, which also includes landfill gas. By 2017, about 33 percent of OPPD’s retail energy sales will be generated from renewable energy facilities.

Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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