Texas Wesleyan University has recently initiated a campus expansion plan. The University campus with 2650 students and approximately 400,000 square ft of academic and adminisrative buildings was beginning to overload existing campus infrastructure. The expansion efforts provided a new opportunity to assess the district energy system and address interruptions to the campus grid from the local electric utility.
Overall project goals were to:
- Increase production capacity of chilled water system.
- Improve plant operating efficiency and utility costs.
- Improve campus grid reliability.
By implementing Combined Heat and Power, the University demonstrated this technology is feasible for campuses of all sizes and not limited to those with large budgets.
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