The LSU Board of Supervisors approved an energy contract meant to modernize the University’s aging campus energy systems that heat, cool and power the campus during a special meeting of the Board Tuesday.
Board members unanimously agreed, except for Jimmie Woods, who abstained.
The contract will be split between LA Energy Partners -- a joint venture between Bernhard Energy Solutions and Johnson Controls -- and the Canadian company Enwave Energy Corporation.
Board Chair Robert Dampf said LSU will yield benefits from both providers' areas of expertise.
“We are pleased to reach this monumental agreement, which is projected to save LSU and the State of Louisiana approximately $90 million over the next 30 years,” Dampf said. “Both LA Energy Partners and Enwave bring outstanding technical, financial, operational and development experience to LSU, and we look forward to working together with both partners.”