Project Progress: Under Construction

75% Complete (success)
  • Mit utilities
General Contractors BOND Brothers
Developers MIT

About MIT Central Utilities Plant

59 Vassar Street, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Upgrades at the Central Utilities Plant (CUP) designed to help MIT lower emissions, improve campus resiliency and sustainability, and create a more flexible power system for incorporating future innovations.

The project includes two new 22-megawatt natural gas turbines and heat recovery steam generators provide electricity, steam, and chilled water to campus.  This increased capacity will enable the plant to meet nearly 100% of campus electricity and thermal needs (up from 60%) during most operating and weather conditions.

Both new turbines are projected to be in service in 2020.

Square Feet 89,160
Sector

Power/Energy


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Feb 21, 2019

Facade Work Ongoing for MIT's New Central Utilities Plant

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Nov 08, 2018

Construction Continues on Upgrades for MIT's CUP

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