UMass Amherst Central Heating Plant Project Wins Pacesetter Plant Award

The Combined Cycle Journal, a power plant publication, has awarded BSC’s Central Heating Plant project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the 2008 Pacesetter Plant Award. This combined heat and power plant has been honored “for melding state-of-the-art energy conversion equipment, system redundancy, and innovative building design into one of the nation’s most attractive, efficient, reliable, and environmentally benign CHP facilities”. The plant has pollution control and is the cleanest of its size, passing 250,000 pounds of steam a day. The $133.3 million project was originally proposed in 1995 to replace the old plant, which burned coal.