Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Arizona State University
|Contact Name||David Brixen|
|Title||Associate VP for University Services|
PO Box 875112|
Tempe, AZ 85287-5112
Arizona State University (ASU) contracted Northwind Phoenix to build, operate, and maintain a new central plant facility on ASU's Tempe campus. The new central plant facility will be a CHP generation plant and will supply the University's new bio science and research facilities with steam, chilled water, and electricity.
The first phase of the new CHP plant will be commissioned in mid-2005 (building and chillers), with the first of two 8.8-MW combined cycle combustion turbines coming on line during the second phase in mid-2006. Heat recovered from the combustion turbines via heat recovery boilers will be used by the University for space heating and process laboratories, with steam diverted, as economically appropriate, to steam turbines wherein additional electrical energy for the University will be produced. The new 75,000 square foot CHP central plant is being located in a prominent area of campus and will be a cornerstone of ASU's new high technology research facilities.