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Central Utility Plant

The Central Utility Plant supplies electricity and heat to main campus buildings and residence halls.

Three high-pressure steam boilers feed steam through an underground distribution system to most of main campus for building heating and domestic hot water needs during the academic year and ‘heating season’. A 2000-kilowatt cogeneration engine supplies electricity to these same buildings year-round, and also uses the jacket water and exhaust from the cogeneration gas engine to supplement the steam and hot water systems.


The Central Utility Plant is staffed 24 hours a day by a licensed Plant Operator responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant.

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Contact Information

Facilities Management

Administrative Office
Hours of Operation
  • Monday through Friday
    7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • For emergencies outside of normal Facilities Management hours, please contact University Police at 1-508-793-7575.