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Pitt planning to buy all power generated from planned hydroelectric plant

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' No. 2  Lock and Dam sits near the Highland Park Bridge. Rye Development of Boston is planning to construct a hydroelectric power plant at the site.

“Expected to go online in 2022, the plant will supply about 50,000 megawatt hours of power per year, or roughly a quarter of the electricity on Pitt’s Oakland campus. Pitt called the move an investment in renewable energy that is clean, local and long-term.

“Pitt wants half of its power to be from renewable energy by 2030, said Greg Scott, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for business and operations. ‘As a research institution and community partner, we are committed to leading by example with sustainable practices that will help future generations thrive in a world that is environmentally responsible, socially equitable and economically robust,’ he said in a statement.”

FULL STORY published November 29, 2018 via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette