About Us - Energy & Utilities
Projects & Initiatives
- Collaborative Energy Procurement
The UMS Office of Strategic Procurement, worked with several campuses and locked fuel oil prices as a hedge against price volatility. Savings in excess of $230,000 were realized relative to the average spot market price that would have been paid for the associated quantities of fuel oil in the FY2012 heating season.
- UM Central Steam Plant: Boiler Replacement Project
A new 60,000 lb/hr boiler and flue gas economizer replaced the two oldest and least efficient boilers in the Central Steam Plant. Boiler 8 has dual fuel capability, is fired on natural gas with provision for renewable landfill gas.
Expected annual heating fuels reduction of approximately 30,000 mmbtu (million BTU), which is equivalent to 216,000 gallons of #2 fuel oil per year, or the total energy consumption of approximately 230 New England households per year.
Expected annual greenhouse gas emissions reduction of approximately 6,000 Metric Tons CO2e, the equivalent of taking in excess of 1100 passenger vehicles off the road.
- President’s Climate Committment efforts to reduce UMaine’s carbon foot print
|Year||Fuel Type||Metric Tons|
|2009||#6 Oil and Natural Gas||30,006|
|2012||100% Natural Gas Conversion||25,000|
|2015+||Landfill Gas potential||5,000|
|2040||Presidents’ Climate Commitment||0|