Combined Heat and Power Plant

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 the Carmenton innovation district by providing energy-efficient electricity, heating and cooling. The facility will support the university’s sustainability goals through Ohio State Energy Partners and ENGIE.

The CHP plant will contain an 8,000-ton cooling facility with future build-out potential to 13,000-ton. The project includes installation of heating hot water (HHW) and chilled water (CW) on the midwest and west campuses to support existing and new campus buildings.

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.

Project Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2024


Project Team

Project Manager 
Harry Henderson (ENGIE)



Preliminary Design Team
HDR, FVB Energy Inc.

Building Architectural Consultant
Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA)

Operator's Engineer

Design-Builder (CHP)

CMR (DHC/Bridge)
RMF Enginering

RMF Enginering

A/E (Bridge)


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