Oklahoma State University is a land-grant, public research facility located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As of January 1, 2013, OSU began purchasing 110 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy, which represented about 67 percent of the university's total annual electricity use. During calendar year 2017, actual usage of wind energy was nearly 72 percent. While OSU's total kWh usage is relatively low compared to similar institutions of our size, the percent of electricity generated by wind is considerably high. The purchase of wind power reduces OSU’s carbon emissions and environmental footprint while setting an example of environmental stewardship for students, faculty, and staff. "As a premier land-grant university, OSU is dedicated to the stewardship of resources entrusted to us," said OSU President Burns Hargis. "Through its sustainability practices, OSU seeks to more effectively and responsibly serve its university community, as well as the citizens of Oklahoma, our country and the world." OSU is proud to join the State of Oklahoma in taking a leadership position in support of domestic renewable energy source development such as wind power.