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Cornell's Central Energy Plants (CEP) are capable of producing up to 38 MW of electricity. In 2009, Cornell began commercial operation of its 30 MW Combined Heat & Power Plant utilizing combustion turbine technology with heat recovery steam generators. High pressure steam is then routed to the back-pressure steam turbines where additional electricity is produced.

Cornell's Central Energy Plant Electrical Generation Assets
Steam Turbine Generators
Unit No. Nominal Capacity (kW) Inlet Pressure (psig) Year Installed & Manufacturer
1 1700 400 1986 Turbodyne
2 5800 400 1986 Turbodyne
Emergency Diesel Generators
Unit No. Nominal Capacity (kW) Fuel Year Installed & Manufacturer
1 1,000 Diesel 2009 Caterpillar
2 1,000 Diesel 2009 Caterpillar
Combustion Turbine Generators
Unit No. Nominal Capacity (kW) Fuel Year Installed & Manufacturer
1 15,000 NG or Diesel 2009 Solar
2 15,000 NG or Diesel 2009 Solar
Hydroelectric Generators
Unit No. Nominal Capacity (kW) Flowrate (gpm) Year Installed & Manufacturer
1 800 39,630 1981 Ossberger
2 1072 54,600 1981 Ossberger
Solar PV Power Plants
Unit No. Nominal Capacity (kW) Number of Panels Operation Date
Snyder Road Solar Farm 1776 6,778 September 19, 2014

 

Combustion Turbine Driven 15 MW Generator

Combustion Turbine Driven 15 MW Generator

 

Steam Turbine Generator #1

 

Emergency Diesel Generators