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Central Heating Plant

Engineering & Energy Management


The Central Heating Plant operates and maintains three high-pressure steam boilers providing service for up to 22 buildings.

The Boiler Room Foreman maintains the annual operation of the plant and provides supervision for five operators working three shifts, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Steam production equipment consists of one Bigelow boiler, field-erected in 1967 and rated to produce 35,000 pounds of steam per hour; and two identical 1979 Cleaver Brooks package boilers, rated to produce 50,000 pounds of steam per hour. All three boilers are capable of burning either oil or natural gas. The dual-fuel capacity allows for flexibility of mechanical operations, as well as better internal fuel cost management in the competitive fuel supply market.

All heating plant operators are licensed by the Department of Public Safety, Division of Engineering Inspection.

Central Heating Plant Upgrade & Expansion Project

The Central Heat Plant is currently under construction.  Watch our progress through the project's webcam.