Cates Avenue Steam Plant

Cates Avenue Chiller Plant pictured below.

Cates Avenue Chiller Plant

Cates Avenue Cogeneration Plant pictured below.
Cates Avenue Cogeneration Plant

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Location: Central Campus

Built 1974
Renovated 2006
Renovated 2012

Sq. Footage 47,301

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In 2006 chiller capacity was added.

In fall 2012, NC State began powering its main campus using cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP) as it’s also known. The renovation of Cates Utility Plant on campus increases the 11 megawatt facility’s efficiency by roughly 35 percent. It is also expected to reduce the university’s greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent, building on a 7 percent reduction from 2008 to 2010 and moving NC State closer toward its goal of climate neutrality by 2050. Additional information is available at

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