Physical Plant

Power Plant/Boiler

Supervisor: Mark Leahy, x7728

The Power Plant supplies heat and electricity to the main campus buildings and residence halls. Three high pressure steam boilers feed steam through an underground distribution system for heating and domestic hot water.

An 1800 kilowatt cogeneration plant supplies electricity to these same buildings and also uses the jacket water and exhaust from the gas/diesel engine to supplement the steam and hot water systems.

When in operation, the plant is manned 24 hours a day by a licensed watch engineer who is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant.