PEER case studies: UT Austin and City of Chattanooga

Published on: 
7 Dec 2016
Author: 
Kunal Gulati

Achieving PEER certification: Two case studies

The PEER certification process is designed to guide project teams through a critical, holistic approach to improving microgrid performance. PEER’s comprehensive scorecard, benchmarking methodology and focus on performance outcomes inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that are better for our environment and better for our communities.

Two case studies outline how UT Austin and the City of Chattanooga achieved PEER certification.

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is the first PEER-certified campus in the world. Certified under v1 of the PEER rating system, the project achieved 304 out of 400 possible points, thanks in large part to efficient and reliable on-site generation. Despite a campus that doubled in square footage from 1976 to 2013, UT Austin has continued to meet all demand by increasing the central plant energy production efficiency.

City of Chattanooga

The Electric Power Board (EPB), the electrical utility for Chattanooga, Tennessee, and parts of Georgia, is the first PEER-certified municipal utility in the world, achieving 294 out of 400 possible points. For EPB, PEER certification represents third-party validation and recognition of the city’s focus on delivering highly reliable power to its customers.

Keep an eye out for case studies featuring newly certified and registered PEER projects. Contact us to find out how PEER can work for your project.

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