Biomass Power Plant

A better source of heat

Our new Biomass plant is a fantastic new facility that ushers in a new era of energy efficiency and fiscal smarts at Norwich. We are proud to say this project was completed on budget and on schedule.

This $6 million project, utilizes two wood-burning boilers to heat the campus, bringing a dramatically more efficient and sustainable use of resources to the campus’ physical plant, as well as substantial cost savings.

The plant:

  • has replaced the burning of more than 650,000 gallons of fuel oil with 13,000 tons of wood chips from within a 100-mile radius each year
  • has saved approximately $1 million in annual fuel costs
  • has reduced total central plant soot emissions by half, and sulfur dioxide and metal emissions by approximately 97 percent
  • it has been aesthetically blended with Kreitzberg Arena, Doyle Hall and the existing Central Power Plant

This event is held in conjunction with a visit from Norwich’s Board of Trustees.

View the timelapse video of the construction process!





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