Project Information
Project name: USA: University of Massachusetts district energy facility
Project description:

The private partner will construct, finance, operate and maintain the facility on the UMass Boston campus.

Under the UMass Building Authority’s (UMBA) plans, the project is a combined heat and power plant producing electricity, hot water and chilled water for campus consumption.

It is intended to provide UMass Boston with a second source of electricity to serve critical loads in the event of a loss of power from the ISO-New England grid and supplement the hot water and chilled water supply of UMass Boston’s existing central utility plant and renovated energy distribution system in order to support new construction as the campus expands. 

The site for the project has already been identified on the Harbor Point Peninsula and a schematic design has been developed for the plant based on a natural gas-fired combustion turbine generator with a nominal electric generating capacity of 4.5MW. 

PFM Group, Jacobs, Cambridge Seven, Arup and Gilbane are advising. However the P3 developer may assume responsibility for completion of design and undertaking construction. Questions are due by February 17, with the deadline for submissions set for March 3.

A request for qualifications is anticipated to be issued on March 22, with a shortlist in April. It is expected that participation in a future procurement will be restricted to parties that have been responsive to this RFI. 

Related Headlines

10 February 2017 - RFI for Boston energy P3

Type: PPP
Sector: Energy
Region: USA
Current status: In Planning - 10/02/2017
Public Sector Procuror Details
Authority/Commssioning body: University of Massachusetts (UMass)
Public sector contact: Patricia Filippone, UMBA,
David Mullen, UMBA,
Tom Morsch, PFM,

This page was last updated on:
10 February 2017.


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