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Faculty & Staff Newsletter

February 2018

UMass Amherst Cogeneration plantClean Energy Extension Works on Large Battery Project at UMass Amherst  

Reducing peak energy demand is goal of large scale battery project at UMass Amherst’s cogeneration plant. Our Clean Energy Extension (CEE) is one of the partners on the project with Tesla after a $1.1M state grant to campus. CEE looks forward to helping the campus optimize the energy storage to smooth out our significant campus solar generation on a daily basis and to reduce high-cost electric charges during peak demand periods, as well as investigating opportunities for large-scale thermal energy storage on campus to reduce fossil fuel use.