University of Alaska Fairbanks Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks "operates a combined heat and power plant that provides electric power, steam heat, domestic water, and district-chilled water to campus. The power plant has a peak load of 9 MW and a power generating capacity of 23 MW. Two coal fired and two oil fired boilers generate the steam that powers the three steam turbines. After the steam goes through the turbine, it is used to heat the campus buildings, and power the absorption chillers for campus cooling. The power plant also has a 9.6MW backup diesel generator. The power plant was built in 1964 and is continually being upgraded."[1]



  1. "UAF Facilities Services" University of Alaska at Fairbanks Website, accessed January 2010

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