Energy Management is responsible for utilities such as electricity, water, sewer, storm water, natural gas, fuel oil and steam. This office ensures that the energy dollars utilized to provide for the university community are used as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. This is done through energy conservation, education, purchasing strategies, sophisticated building automation systems and other new technologies, such as motion sensors, demand management strategies, lighting retrofits, programmable thermostats, etc.
Kent State University's Power Plant supplies steam, electricity, and air conditioning to the Kent campus. Since the university's early years, centralized steam production has been used to provide heat and cooling to the campus community. Kent State University successfully completed its two-stage, combined heat and power project. Two generators were installed that together produce 13 megawatts of electricity and over 60,000 pounds of steam per hour which is distributed to the university.
The Kent State University Power Plant Operation is located at 1501 Ted Boyd Drive in Kent, Ohio.
To contact our office by phone, fax or e-mail, please use the contact information below.
Frank Renovich, Associate Director, Energy Operations
Pete Latkovic, Power Plant Manager