Colorado State University students who live on campus have the option to purchase wind power for their residence hall room or university apartment through Feb. 28.
Residence hall students who purchased wind power in the fall do not need to sign up for the spring semester; they will automatically continue to receive wind power. The $17 fee they paid in the fall will cover the entire academic year. However, students who did not sign up in the fall have the opportunity to do so now.
University apartment residents can purchase wind power for their apartment for the spring semester for $26.
On-campus residents who choose wind power pay the average difference between traditional coal-generated electricity and wind-generated electricity. Wind power costs 1.06 cents more per kilowatt hour than traditional forms of electricity.
To date, 187 students, about 2 percent of the students who live on campus, have purchased wind power. Currently, 1 percent of residential customers in Fort Collins have purchased wind power through the city.
In 2004, Colorado State became the first university in the country to offer on-campus residents the option to purchase wind power for their residence hall room or university apartment.