Utilities & Energy

Diesel Generators
The Utilities and Energy Department is comprised of diverse staff. Specialized electrical technicians, co-generation engineers, mechanical and administrative staff work 24 hours a day to provide safe, reliable, and energy efficient utilities to the University of Oregon.  The department is responsible for all aspects of operations, maintenance, and repairs of the campus utility systems including a 10MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, 6.5MW emergency power generation, production and distribution of campus heating steam using two industrial natural gas fired boilers, production and distribution of electrical power, 7,500 ton chilled water plant and distribution system, compressed air, and other services to more than 80 buildings and nearly 4 miles of distribution tunnels. The department works with multiple campus partners from across different business units to ensure effective operations, avoid unsafe conditions, and mitigate service interruptions in all utility functions.