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Cogeneration Green Energy

The University receives most of its electric and steam requirements from a cogeneration facility located on the campus. This facility is owned and operated by Calpine Corporation. It is a simple-cycle power plant fueled by natural gas. The electrical energy is created by a powerful GE LM6000 aeroderivitive gas turbine. The gas turbine drives a generator, which is capable of producing approximately 45 MW's of electric power. Heat is exhausted from the gas turbine at a temperature of 900F. This heat is then passed through a Nooter Erikson Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) producing steam for the campus's thermal needs. This is an extremely efficient means of providing these two commodities.


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