Utilities has been advancing sustainability on the University of Michigan campus for decades. We partner with the Office of Campus Sustainability and other Facilities & Operations departments to support U-M’s greenhouse gas reduction goal.
Current projects supporting these goals include:
Gas Combustion Turbine
U-M is expanding the Central Power Plant to enhance power reliability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The addition of a 15-megawatt combustion turbine at the CPP will increase capacity to generate more energy on campus and reduce the amount of utility-generated, coal-based electricity U-M purchases. Learn more about the Central Power Plant Expansion from Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
Alternative energy resources
Facilities and Operations is currently investigating many potential projects for the Ann Arbor campus that create energy in a more sustainable manner. By delivering this energy from a sustainable source like wind or solar, we reduce the need to rely so heavily on the electricity we currently receive that is mostly generated in coal-fired power plants.