Combined Heat and Power Plant
A Combined Heat and Power Plant and District Heating and Cooling loop with a central chiller facility will support the campus core and the development of an innovation district on west campus by providing energy-efficient electricity, heating and cooling. The facility will support the university’s sustainability goals and is expected to cut carbon emissions by more than 30% in the first full year of operations. The projects are a cornerstone of the university’s public-private partnership with Ohio State Energy Partners. The total cost for both projects, including infrastructure for a district heating and cooling loop, is expected to be $277.7 million.
An application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the CHP facility was submitted to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in November 2019 (Case Number 19-1641-EL-BGN). On September 17, 2020, the OPSB issued an Opinion, Order and Certificate approving the application subject to certain conditions. Construction timelines are under development.
- BoT Construction ApprovalAugust 20192020
- ConstructionNovember 2020 – November 20222023
- Facility OpeningJanuary 2023
Bryceson Nunley (ENGIE)
Preliminary Design Team
HDR, FVB Energy Inc.
Detailed Engineering Team
Frank Lill & Son, RMF Engineering, EMH&T
Frank Lill & Son, Whiting-Turner / Corna-Kokosing
Building Architectural Consultant