BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University says it has reached a long-term agreement to get about two-thirds of the university’s electricity from solar power.

The university announced on Monday a 15-year agreement with Baltimore-based energy company Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon.

It will begin in 2021.

Under the agreement, Johns Hopkins campuses would receive more than 250,000 megawatt-hours of solar power a year.

The agreement calls for Constellation to buy energy and renewable energy certificates from a new 175-megawatt solar plant that is being developed in Virginia.

Johns Hopkins has set a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 51 percent by 2025.

University President Ronald Daniels says the agreement demonstrates the seriousness of the university’s commitment to sustainability “for the good of our university and our planet.”

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  1. Tickedoff Person says:

    Bet they won’t be paying what Exelon would charge you. Those Good Ole’ Boys stick together. This is the same company that paid off city hall “Blake” to dig up contaminated ground from an old chromium plant at the inner harbor. You remember..air samples had to be taken every day for airborne cancer causing metals when they disturbed the ground. yeah…….that company.

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