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The NextGen Energy Program

Energizing Our Campus. Securing Our Future. Strengthening Our Resiliency.

The University of Maryland is committed to being a responsible steward of our financial and shared resources, including the air, water and land we all rely on every day.

Carlo Colella
Carlo Colella, Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Maryland
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A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, UMD is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Our College Park campus is a small city unto itself.

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To support this expansive enterprise, the university relies on a variety of energy sources, including wind, solar and natural gas.

Cogent Plant

NextGen plays a critical role in ensuring UMD can depend on a reliable and resilient energy system for decades to come. As a carbon neutral energy solution, NextGen will help meet UMD’s sustainability goals and advance its Climate Action Plan.

We Are One University Community. Together, We Will Power Our Future.