Mission Statement: Provide quality, sustainable services that empower the University to grow and thrive.
The Central Utilities and Energy Management group is responsible for the production, distribution and efficient use of the campus’ energy and utility needs.
We generate and distribute to River Campus, Medical Center and Mid Campus:
We maintain the University’s internal distribution/collection systems connected to City and County Systems:
We operate and maintain multiple energy control and data analytic systems to provide safe and comfortable environments within the River Campus and Medical Center buildings.
Utilities and Energy Management has 60 staff that work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing reliable, efficient, cost effective, environmentally friendly utilities. 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 five steam boilers and four 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, constructed in 2008 and expanded in 2014, produces chilled water with five electric driven chillers. We operate and maintain two electric substations that receive power from the local utility and distribute both 11,500-volt and 4,160-volt electrical power. Our newest electric substation on Kendrick Road was recently completed in 2015.
For more information about the histories of our buildings, see Professor Morris Pierce’s website: Utilities and Energy Management Building Histories
Director, Utilities & Energy Management