In 2018, Ohio State University (OSU) and Ohio State Energy Partners signed on to a 50-year agreement for a comprehensive energy management deal with ENGIE to optimize its energy use, and limit its environmental footprint. ENGIE’s role will be to improve building efficiency and the performance of existing assets such as the district’s cooling and heating network, advising on OSU’s energy consumption, and implementing digital tools to handle the operation and optimization of energy supply, production, and distribution across steam, refrigeration, gas, and electricity. In another sector, Clearway Thermal designed, financed and built a $33 million microgrid to serve the Princeton Health Care System facility, combining traditional renewable technologies to lower costs and achieve true power self-sufficiency, able to operate completely independent of the grid in the event of an emergency. These facilities are clear examples of how they are monetizing their campus energy assets.
In this webinar series, we have broken our deep dive approach into two sections, each tackling one of the many complexities and complications one can face when implementing this structure within their own campus or facility. These webinars are intended for Higher Education facilities and financing professionals, third-party energy infrastructure developers, managers, investors, and financing parties.
February 16, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. ET | Part 1: An Overview of the Fundamentals of Partnership Opportunities to Outsource Sustainable Energy Assets – our will focus on how higher education and health care campuses can utilize third-party financing and management to offload ongoing energy management and procurement processes, and monetize long-term energy assets.
March 2, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. ET | Part 2: Case Studies in Higher Education and Health Care Energy Asset Monetization – Lessons from the Real World - Our panelists will look at monetizing campus energy assets from the perspectives of the university, energy developer, and the financing and legal advisors. They will discuss how to navigate the complexities of monetizing energy resources and benefits, while greening the facilities, using third–party financing and capital.