Time and Work Invested in Project
The University of Florida has invested the past three years exploring numerous infrastructure alternatives, defining improvement solutions, and formulating a strategy to develop the next generation of campus utilities to efficiently and reliably meet the needs of the university for decades to come.
In 2017, the University hired Jacobs Engineering Group to evaluate and develop an optimized solution to replace the expiring Duke Energy cogeneration facility and develop utility distribution system improvements to meet UF’s goals.
Given the scale of the necessary investment and impact on the campus for years to come, UF’s planning related to this project has included:
- 2014-2018 – Planning and Analysis
- Identification of optimal electric service configuration with Duke Energy
- Evaluation of financial merits of cogeneration
- Analysis of chilled water production options
- Plant site selection
- Developed and improved utility distribution systems
- Board of Trustees review
- 2019 – 2021 Design