Department of Correctional Services

Compliance with Executive Order 111 Requirements to Purchase Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Executive Order 111, which was issued in June 2001, requires all State agencies and certain public authorities to purchase a certain portion of their electricity from renewable sources (at least 10 percent by 2005 and 20 percent by 2010). The Department of Correctional Services operates 70 facilities and uses several other buildings for administrative and support functions. We found that the Department was close to meeting the 10 percent target and had developed a plan for meeting the 20 percent target. However, the plan may not be effective because it appears that the Department has not accurately estimated its future energy needs. We recommended that certain improvements be made in the Departmentís efforts to comply with the Executive Order.

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