Beginning Friday 04/16/2021 through Sunday 04/18/2021, Central Utilities will be implementing planned electrical outages on River Campus and the Medical Center in support of a major electrical infrastructure project that will provide additional capacity and reliability. Details on dates and times are provided in the links below.
Each affected building and related equipment will be without electrical power during the planned outages except where that equipment is served by an emergency generator. Protect research equipment and all electrically powered assets by securing them prior to the scheduled shutdown.
Director, Utilities & Energy Management
Mission Statement: Providing reliable and cost efficient energy and building environments to our customers every day.
The Central Utilities group is responsible for the production, distribution and efficient use of the campus’ energy needs. We generate chilled water, heating hot water, steam and electric power for distribution to both the River Campus and Medical Center. We also maintain the University domestic water, fire water and natural gas distribution systems and the storm water and sanitary sewer collection mains that connect to the City and County systems. Central Utilities has 60 staff that work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in providing reliable utilities. We operate and maintain multiple energy control systems to provide a safe and comfortable environments within the campus and Medical Center buildings. We also monitor and process all energy and water bills for all University properties.
Our central plant produces chilled water, electric power, steam and hot water on a continuous basis. It houses 5 steam boiler and 4 steam driven chillers. We have 25 megawatts of cogeneration capacity using two steam turbine generators. The central plant has been in operation since the 1920’s. Our mid campus chiller plant produces chilled water with 5 electric driven chillers. It was originally constructed in 2008 and expanded in 2014. We operate and maintain two electric substations that receive power from the local utility and distribute both 11,500 volt and 4,160 volt power. Our newest electric substation on Kendrick Road was completed in 2015.
|Steam & Medium Temperature Hot Water Cogeneration System||Chilled-Water System|
|Number of buildings served||71||46|
|Total gross square footage served||8,507,861 sq ft||7,209,000 sq ft|
|Number of boilers/chillers||4 steam boilers||9 chillers: 4 steam driven, 5 electric driven|
|Fuel types||Natural gas, fuel oil||Steam, electric|
|Distribution piping type||Steel in Walkable Tunnel System & pre-insulated bonded direct buried steel||Ductile iron, coated direct-buried steel, PVC|
|Piping diameter range||Up to 14" NPS||Up to 36" NPS|
|Distribution pumps||Hot Water- 3 pumps w/VSD||
||40 F supply/56 F return|
|System water volume||Hot water system -250,000 gal||800,000 gal|
|Mike Whitmore, Director of Utilities and Energy Mgmt||mwhitmo3@facilities.Rochester.edu||(585)273-4704|
Central Utilities Plant
|Richard Gardner, Operations Manager, Central Utilities Plantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(585)275-6333|
|Jill Chudyk, Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(585)275-3672|
Finance and Billing
|Paul Wollke, Finance Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(585)275-4147|
|Michelle Mazor, Financial Analystemail@example.com||(585)276-4890|
|Teresa OMay, Financial Analystfirstname.lastname@example.org||(585)275-0077|
Assistant Director Building Controls and Energy Management
|Eric Bullock, Supervisor - Networking, Metering and Plant Controlsemail@example.com||(585)275-5695|
|Tim Vann, Energy Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(585)275-9344|
Utilities Request Form - Request campus utilities and/or building automation system additions.