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 CHP plant is managed by Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) and 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.


Project Team

Project Manager 
Ryan Wester (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)


Construction Feedback



The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (EAIC), along with the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), will contribute to Ohio State's sustainability goals, according to a recent article by The Lantern.

Columbus Business First recently highlighted major construction updates occurring on Ohio State's Columbus campus. Among those include the naming of MasTec as the new contractor for the Combined Heat and Power Plant.

Fans are back in Ohio Stadium this fall as the Buckeyes make another run toward the College Football Playoffs.