University of Cincinnati Plant
The University of Cincinnati in Ohio has its own Central Utility Plant as well as an East Campus Utility Plant to provide, heat, steam, and electricity for about 120 campus buildings. The plants have boilers that use coal and natural gas. The plants handle about 30,000 tons of coal a year.
In 2001 the University began expanding its old central heating plant to accommodate the campus’ central chilling and cogeneration needs, leading to the current Central Utility Plant (CUP). The 47-megawatt CUP is designed to produce 90 percent of the university's electricity demands, at a projected cost of $70.6 million. One of the two coal boilers used to produce steam for heating was salvaged for continued use as part of the new CUP.
- "At UC, Energy Savings Equals Economic Savings" University of Cincinnati Website, accessed December 2009
- "University of Cincinnati Modernizes Coal-Fired Utilities With Addition of FactorySuite HMI, Database Modules" University of Cincinnati Report, accessed December 2009
- "Project Data: University of Cincinnati, University Power Center" Schooldesigns.com, accessed December 2009
- Mary Bridget Reilly,"Expanded Utility Plant to Power UC's Future" University of Cincinnati News, April 2, 2001
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