Superintendent, Steam Services: Paul E. Moser, email@example.com
Office of Physical Plant
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Office: (814) 865-6515
Fax: (814) 865-2282
West Campus Combined Heat and Power Plant
200 N. Burrowes St.
State College, PA 16801
State College, PA 16801
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Plant Supervisor: Eugene Kurtz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Supervisor: Timothy Thomas, email@example.com
Distribution Supervisor: John F. Molnar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Penn State’s District Energy System
Safe – Reliable - Efficient
WEST CAMPUS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT
EAST CAMPUS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT
Forms ready for concrete Emergency diesel generator and oil tank concrete pads almost complete
Sponaugle worker sets equipment for drilling Micro piles in basement for footings for new Gas Boilers
Hole left by Boiler #2 - view from above Concrete pads for Emergency Diesel Generator and Oil tanks
Empty space left by Boiler #2 and Boiler #5
Arts Festival 2014 - Energy Tent includes WCSP History and Gas Conversion
Gas conversion on schedule.....
Boiler #5 ..... almost gone....
Gas Line arrives
Crane arrives 7-24-14 to remove FD fan and ID Fan from roof
Site work continues... Concrete slab for new emergency generator
Coal pile decreasing... Not much left of Boiler #2
Boiler #5 almost a thing of the past....
Sparks fly as the tubes are removed
Preparing basement for new boilers....
Lycoming dismantling the boilers...
#2 Boiler Firebox #5 Boiler
#2 Boiler minus FD Fan
Preparation begins to remove Boiler #2
East Campus Spring Maintenance -
Solar Prepares to pull engine out of CT
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
What is Combined Heat and Power (CHP)?
With conventional power generation, approximately 25-35% of the fuel consumed is converted into useful energy, the majority of the fuel is exhausted into the air or water as waste heat.
When heat and power are produced separately, about 50% of the fuel consumed is converted into useful energy, and the remaining 50% becomes waste heat.
In contrast, CHP recylces waste heat and converts it to useful thermal energy. The simultaneous production of power and thermal energy consumes far fewer units of fuel than if the two products are produced separately, and typically achieves 85% efficiency.
Increased energy efficiency translates into cost savings due to the reduction in fuel consumed, as well as material greenhouse gas emission reductions.