Ohio University ready to start construction on natural gas-burning power plant

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ohio University is slated to handle a variety of capital projects in its 2014 fiscal year including the construction of a new $70 million replacement power plant.

Unlike the existing plant, the new facility will run on natural gas instead of coal. The university has tried running its current plant on natural gas in the past, and student groups have called on the university to move faster toward climate neutrality.

The new facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and come into compliance with expected new federal environmental regulations.

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