Texas Wesleyan is ready to start utilizing advanced generation technology from its new power plant (above) to create its own energy, marking the completion of the $6.2 million energy-saving project launched last year. Read coverage from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram here.
Beginning next month, Texas Wesleyan will be able to generate its own energy, thanks to a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system that is projected to save the university $377,000 annually on utility costs.
“At the university’s main electrical meter, we are reducing our demand for electricity from the state grid by about 80 percent,” Brian Franks, executive director of facilities development and operations, said.
Texas Wesleyan is one of the first universities in North Texas to utilize such power, a growing cost-savings trend that is equally good for the environment.
“We are committed to improving our campus for the benefit of our students and the community,” President Frederick G. Slabach said. “Part of that commitment is to make environmentally-sound investments that will benefit generations to come.”
Campus-wide energy-saving upgrades
The system is part of a campus-wide, $6.2 million energy-saving infrastructure development project with The Way Companies that promotes environmental stewardship and reduces energy waste.
Remarkable energy and water savings
Campus Enhancement and Financial Vitality are key components of the University’s 2020 Vision, a strategic plan which serves as a blueprint for building a firm foundation for the future of Texas Wesleyan. Watch the new 2020 Vision in Focus video, featuring the energy-saving project.