Heating Plant Services
The UWSP Central Heating Plant, located on Maria Drive on the north end of campus, generates all of the steam that is used on campus. The steam is used for heating our buildings and for domestic water, food preparation, process heating, and laboratory applications.
The plant operates 24 hours per day, 7 days each week, 356 days per year. We shut down for approximately nine days immediately following spring graduation. During this shutdown, we perform maintenance on equipment that can't be done when the plant is operating.
Our staff consists of eight full time operators and a plant superintendent. A minimum of one operator is on duty whenever the plant is running.
Although the heating plant generates all of the steam for the campus, we do not control its ultimate use. Specific heating or cooling problems should be reported through the work order process or to x4219 for emergencies, during normal working hours. Emergency needs after 3:30 PM should be addressed to Protective Services at 346-3456
For more information about the plant, please contact the Central Heating Plant Superintendent, Kelly Palmgren or the Campus Engineer/Associate Director of Facility Services, Paul Hasler.