UOS Partners with Students
Students enrolled in the College’s Environmental Science and Public Policy 10 (ESPP-10) course are getting some real world experience thanks in part to University Operations Services. Tom Vautin, Doug Garron, and Mary Smith spoke to the class about Harvard’s infrastructure and its electricity purchasing strategy.
To give the students a better understanding of alternative energy production, Mary accompanied them on a tour of Schiller Station; a power plant in Portsmouth, NH that generates some of its electricity by burning wood chips. Students also toured the Town of Hull’s 1.6 megawatt wind turbine which the University purchases Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from.
The ESPP-10 class is focused on the environmental impacts of Harvard’s electricity purchasing strategy. Acting as consultants, the students are studying the issue and they will recommend energy strategies including how much electricity to buy and from what sources (i.e. wind, hydro, etc).