Mission: To provide uninterrupted steam service, safely and economically.
Heating Plant Facts:
The Central Heating Plant provides heat and cooling comforts for the UW-River Falls campus. Other than an annual 2 week shut down in the spring, the Plant operates 24/7 year round. 338 degree steam travels several miles underground, gives up its heat, converts back to water, and is pumped back to the plant for reuse.
Steam is used to:
Natural gas and coal are the primary fuels used to operate the plant. Biomass and oil are also used on a limited basis.