Combined Heating, Cooling, and Power Project
Montclair State University and UMM Energy Partners, LLC have formed a major public-private partnership to develop a new combined heating, cooling, and power (CHCP) system for the campus.
The new state-of-the-art facility and its related improvements will replace the campus’ existing energy plant which began generating steam in the 1940s and providing electricity as a co-generation plant in 1993. The project’s development will result in more cost-effective, efficient, and reliable delivery of heating, cooling, and electrical services to campus buildings.
The plant will provide natural gas-fired electric generation, chilled water for cooling, and steam for heat. The steam, condensate, and chilled water will flow to and from campus buildings through the new energy distribution system. Additionally, the majority of the campus’ electricity requirements will be satisfied by the onsite plant, which is designed to operate continuously, producing electric power of approximately 5.4 megawatts. The plant will be located on Yogi Berra Drive, adjacent to the campus’ Car Parc Diem parking garage.
Construction for the CHCP project is expected to take approximately 18 months. In addition to building the new plant, the distribution piping that will connect the campus buildings to the plant will be installed. This will require sections of roadways to be blocked off to all traffic while they are being excavated and having the new piping installed. In order to minimize the impact this will have on the campus community, the work will be done in sections spaced out over the course of the project.
The Project Map shows the overall plan with each section and its scheduled construction dates marked. These dates are subject to change and all changes will be advised through this website and by email to the campus community. The Current Construction Map shows the section of the campus currently closed for construction together with directional arrows marking the temporary paths around the construction area. All entrances and exits to buildings near the site are also marked.
This page will be updated regularly as work progresses so please check back for the latest information.