Centennial Campus Energy Projects

Additional energy infrastructure is vital to meeting the needs of a growing Centennial Campus. Through spring 2019, several energy grid enhancement projects are underway to create capacity for growth, unparalleled reliability and cost savings.

A planned utility outage in spring 2019 is necessary in order to complete this project. This one-day outage will be on Sunday, June 2. Steam and chilled water outage will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, and electricity outage will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. on June 2. All utilities are expected to be restored by 5:30 p.m. on June 2. Town Hall meetings are being held to gather information about the impact of the outage. The meetings are on Wednesday, March 13, 9 – 10 a.m. (Hunt Library – Duke Energy Hall B) and Thursday, March 14, 2 – 3 p.m. (Hunt Library – Duke Energy Hall C). The table below details which buildings will be impacted by the outage.

BuildingImpacted by campus steam outage?Impacted by campus chilled water outage?Impacted by campus electricity outage?
Alliance 1NoNoYes
Alliance DeckNoNoYes
BTEC - Golden Leaf BuildingYesYesYes
Centennial Campus Utility PlantYesYesYes
Centennial Campus West DeckNoNoYes
Center of Technology & InnovationYesYesYes
CTI DeckNoNoYes
Conference and Conventioin Center Parking DeckNoNoYes
Constructed Facilities LabYesYesYes
Engineering Building 1YesYesYes
Engineering Building 2YesYesYes
Engineering Building 3YesYesYes
Hunt LibraryYesYesYes
Hunt Library Parking DeckNoNoYes
Keystone BuildingNoNoYes
Landscape Construction Services BldgNoNoYes
Lonnie Poole Golf ClubhouseNoNoYes
Lonnie Poole Golf MaintenanceNoNoYes
Lonnie Poole Golf PumphouseNoNoYes
Monteith Research CenterYesYesYes
Monteith DeckNoNoYes
Oval West Parking DeckNoNoYes
Park Alumni CenterNoNoYes
Partners 1YesYesYes
Partners 2NoNoYes
Partners 3YesYesYes
Partners Way Parking DeckNoNoYes
Poulton BuildingYesYesYes
Poulton DeckNoNoYes
Research 1NoNoYes
Research 2NoNoYes
Research 3NoNoYes
Research 4NoNoYes
Re-use Water PumphouseNoNoYes
State View HotelNoNoYes
Streetlights (All)NoNoYes
The Point - Chancellor's ResidenceNoNoYes
Toxicology BuildingNoNoYes
Toxicology Parking DeckNoNoYes
Wolf Ridge ResidentialYesYesYes
Centennial Campus Magnet MiddleNoNoNo
Friday InstituteNoNoNo
1801 Varsity DrNoNoNo
1801 Varsity Dr Parking DeckNoNoNo
The Greens ApartmentsNoNoNo
The North Shore CondominiumsNoNoNo
Venture 1NoNoNo
Venture 2NoNoNo
Venture 3NoNoNo
Venture 4 NoNoNo
Venture PlaceNoNoNo
Venture DeckNoNoNo
Wildlife Resources CenterNoNoNo
WRC Parking DeckNoNoNo


Enhancing The Grid

The energy upgrades on Centennial Campus will include efficiency-boosting technology that will reduce costs while also enhancing reliability and adding capacity.

Electrical Circuit and TransformerThis improves reliability by distributing energy on multiple circuits, providing redundant power and creating capacity for campus growth.
Cogeneration at Central Utility PlantThis enables energy generation on campus. By recovering waste heat and converting it to steam, efficiency increases by 40%.
Thermal Energy Storage TankThis allows chilled water to be created when electricity is cheapest and stored for use when electricity is most expensive.
Thermal Distribution UpgradesThis connects additional campus buildings to steam and chilled water supplied by the Central Utility Plant. This creates long-term savings and efficiency.