To help achieve its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, MIT is upgrading its on-campus cogeneration plant, a key step in developing an energy strategy that makes climate change a top priority. As part of this initiative, MIT selected BOND to provide pre-construction and construction management services for its new Central Utilities Plant (CUP). To date, the existing plant provides electricity, steam heat and chilled water to more than 100 MIT buildings. New enhancements will increase power capacity, improve resiliency of the campus and support future research while conserving energy and promoting sustainability.
The new facility will feature: two 22-megawatt Solar Titan 250 dual fuel combustion turbine generators (CTG), two Hamon Deltak heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), new electrical distribution switchgear, new CUP control room and a new gas regulator station that will provide additional capacity and more reliable gas service to the Cambridge community.