Wind energy gets into the game at College World Series

Source: By Cody Winchester, Omaha World-Herald staff writer • Posted: Friday, June 5, 2015

The College World Series will be a little greener this year.

The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority, which operates TD Ameritrade Park, says it will buy renewable energy certificates from the Omaha Public Power District to offset electricity used during the 11-day event, which begins June 13.

The anticipated use is 350 megawatt-hours, or enough to power 25 homes for a year, OPPD spokeswoman Jodi Baker said. The certificates are derived from electricity generated at a wind farm in Petersburg, Nebraska.

Baker would not say how much MECA paid for the credits, citing customer privacy rules, and MECA did not immediately respond to a request for that information.