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Tufts University – Campus Central Energy Plant

The project consists of a new Central Energy Plant (CEP) to supply Tufts energy requirements, along
with campus energy systems distribution upgrades.  The new plant will consist of power generation,
steam, condensate, chilled water, and condenser water systems.

The project design included the following components:

  • Relocation of main campus electrical service, along with new campus switchgear and system interconnections.
  • Power island integration of the 4,000 kW cogeneration engine-generator for parallel operation with utility power as well as a 500 kW black start generator.
  • Protection and control system as required for parallel operation with electric utility power, inclusive of protective relaying and controls.
  • Double-Ended 13.8 kV service entrance switchgear.
  • Main-Tie-Main.
  • Vacuum technology circuit breakers.
  • Multi-function microprocessor protective relays.
  • Ultra-fast light sensing type arc fl ash protection system.
  • Digital metering system for mains and feeders.
  • Separate 13.8 kV generator paralleling breaker.
  • Double ended station service substation.
  • Main-Tie-Main.
  • Two (2) 2,500 kVA, 13.8 kV/480 V transformers.
  • 4000 A switchgear.
  • Black Start Generator.
  • Self-contained sound enclosure.
  • Diesel fueled.
  • Independent stack.
  • 500 kW capacity for reciprocating engine Cogen.
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Client: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Location: Medford, MA

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