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CUP upgrade project

The cogeneration process at MITís Central Utilities Plant (CUP) was originally anchored by a single natural gas turbine that went into operation in 1995. As the turbine neared the end of its useful life, MIT recognized a valuable opportunity to upgrade and enhance its on-campus power system.

The CUP Upgrade Project is replacing the plantís original turbine, adding a second turbine, and completing additional upgrades to create a system capable of serving the campus at least until 2040. Goals of the project include increasing power capacity, improving campus resiliency, building campus sustainability, and reducing emissions.

For more information about the upgrade project, please visit the CUP Upgrade Project site

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