Utilities and Plant Engineering

Welcome to Utilities & Plant Engineering (UPE)

UPE is a division of the Plant Operations Department, made up of 135 dedicated employees (see organization chart) responsible for providing utilities and plant engineering services for the University 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Services include campus-wide utilities purchasing, generation, and distribution, as well as metering and billing energy consumption for all University buildings. Distribution includes the operations and maintenance of 300 miles of underground utility systems from outdoor lighting and high voltage circuits to water mains to tunnel piping. The division also provides a wide range of engineering services primarily dedicated to energy management, the operations and maintenance of University facilities, and the utilities infrastructure. The UPE division is made up of the following units:

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Central Power Plant's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Content modified: Aug 25, 2014