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Steam Services

Superintendent, Steam Services: Paul E. Moser, pem4@psu.edu

MAILING ADDRESS:
Office of Physical Plant

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA  16802
Office: (814) 865-6515
Fax: (814) 865-2282

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

West Campus Combined Heat and Power Plant
200 N. Burrowes St.
State College, PA  16801

East Campus Combined Heat and Power Plant
Porter Road
State College, PA 16801

Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Plant Supervisor: Eugene Kurtz, gak4@psu.edu

Maintenance Supervisor: Timothy Thomas, tlt16@psu.edu

Distribution Supervisor: John F. Molnar, jfm12@psu.edu

OPP Organizational Chart

 

 

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Penn State’s District Energy System

Safe – Reliable - Efficient

 

WCSP

WEST CAMPUS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT



East Campus

EAST CAMPUS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT

 

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WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE FOR A PLANT TOUR......

Behind the Scenes of PSU

The Coal Conundrum

Penn State reaches milestone in conversion to cleaner energy

Look for Steam Plume

Take a Look at Us Now...Gas Conversion Photos

 

Familiar sight ..... soon to be a thing of the past.....coal trucks line up to deliver coal to West Campus Power Plant!

 

 

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.




Employees

  • Carla Ruscio, cur10@psu.edu - Administrative Support Assistant III