NCSU Cates Cogen Plant Tour (September 22, 2015)


September Meeting

Join us on September 22nd @ 5:30 for a tour of the North Carolina State University Cogeneration Plant

NCAEE Members and Friends,

Please join us for a tour of North Carolina State University’s recently installed (Fall 2012) 11MW Cogeneration facility. The facility is composed of two, 5.5MW natural gas turbines with heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), providing roughly 30% of the campus power. In the summer, excess steam normally used for building heat can be routed to the Yarbrough plant and through a 2,000 ton steam-driven chiller. Our guide is Paul McConocha; fellow NCAEE member and Energy Program Manager at NCSU.

The tour will start promptly at 5:30. A strict RSVP limit will be enforced, so be sure to get your RSVP in early. For more information on the facility, please visit their info-graphic. We look forward to seeing you there!

When:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
5:30 (Tour)

Where:

Cates Avenue Cogeneration Plant on Main Campus
2811 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

Parking: Student Health Services (rear parking lot)
Dan Allen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
Google Maps Link

Who:

NCAEE Members and Friends

Cost:

No cost for attendees

Directions:

Best parking is in the rear of the Student Health Services building. The entrance is approximately at 300 Dan Allen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607. It is located between Cates Avenue and Sullivan Drive. Once parked, the plant is easily visible (look for 2 smoke stacks, close to basketball court). Use GPS to park, or:

From Western Blvd:

  • From Western Blvd turn onto Dan Allen Drive.
  • Continue straight at the 3-way stop, passing Sullivan Drive.
  • The entrance to the parking lot is your next right.

From Hillsborough Street (NOTE: DAN ALLEN IN THIS DIRECTION IS BLOCKED UNTIL 5:00PM; USE WESTERN BLVD PRIOR TO 5:00PM!):

  • From Hillsborough Street turn onto Dan Allen Drive.
  • Continue straight through the traffic light, under the bridge & through the traffic gates (ONLY AFTER 5PM!).
  • Continue straight through the 2nd traffic light.
  • Continue past Cates Avenue (on left).
  • The entrance to the parking lot is your next left.

Additional Information:

  • If lost, call Walter Bright cell phone 919-545-6800
  • Note: Parking at NCSU is free after 5:00 PM, so recommend you arrive just after 5:00 PM.