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Jacobs: University of Minnesota Combined Heat & Power Plant for the University of Minnesota

Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the Jacobs team and the University of Minnesota worked together to rehabilitate a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The new combined heat and power (CHP) system will reduce the university’s carbon footprint by 71.5 million pounds per year. Arranging the new equipment into the facility without negatively impacting the hundred-year-old facility was achieved by adopting an equipment configuration normally used in marine applications. Electrical systems were reconfigured to maximize plant uptime while providing cost savings and improved resiliency. Due to Jacobs’ right-sizing analysis, the new system developed for the University of Minnesota’s campus is projected to have a life-cycle cost savings of more than $40 million over 30 years, as compared to the originally planned CHP concept.

 

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