Ball State University Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Ball State University Coal Plant produces 85,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. In February 2009, the University's Board of Trustees approved a proposal to phase out the campus's four existing coal-fired boilers and replace them with geothermal energy. The phased conversion will take place over a five to ten year period with a total cost of about $70 million. The university is seeking state approval to use $41.8 million in existing funds, which were originally designated for replacement of the coal-fired boilers, to develop the geothermal system. The installation of this system when complete will reduce Ball State’s greenhouse gas CO2 equivalent impact by nearly 50 percent in on-campus energy conversion, and will take five to ten years to complete.[1][2]



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