Amherst College Cogeneration Plant

Project Description Amherst College's cogeneration system will consist of a 1250-kW gas turbine generator that burns natural gas or diesel fuel. The turbine, similar in design to a small aircraft engine, will turn an electrical generator connected to the campus electrical system and send its hot exhaust to a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG).

Cogeneration Plant

Cogeneration Defined Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used for beneficial purposes. A cogeneration plant is a single source for electricity and thermal energy, located close to the point of use.

In the Classroom

Preaching—and Practicing—Energy Awareness

March 9, 2010

There’s solar, wind and hydro. Nuclear, biomass and geothermal. And don’t forget coal, oil  and natural gas.

With so many energy options out there, it’s hard for the normal, bill-paying homeowner or automobile driver or undergraduate to make sense of it all.

Former CIA Chief John Deutch ’60 To Speak at Amherst College Sept. 12

August 31, 2006 Contact: Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—John Deutch, Amherst College Class of ’60 and the former director of the CIA, will speak on “America’s Energy Future” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Deutch’s talk is free and open to the public.

Students Getting Brighter: Light Bulb Exchange at Amherst College Sept. 21

September 18, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Submitted by Samuel A. Masinter
Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso speaks to a full Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College on Monday, March 5, 2007. To view multimedia from this event, click here. Photo by Charlie Quigg '09.

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