Jet engine will drive expanded campus power plant

1/14/2011 8:50:00 PM

To make sure the lights shine brightly in the Albert Sherman Center, UMass Medical School is turning to high-efficiency jet power to expand the output of the campus power plant.

The $47 million project is adding nearly 14,000 square feet to the turbine hall on the south side of the power plant to accommodate a new 7.5 megawatt, gas-fired combustion turbine and associated equipment that will boost the plant’s capacity to generate steam, electricity and chilled water. Read the full article.