Arizona State University

Arizona State University

We maintain a combined heat and power plant that provides heating, cooling and electricity to 88 buildings on Arizona State University's Tempe campus and a chilled-water plant that serves five buildings on the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa.

System Profile

The Sun Devil Energy Center in Tempe supplies approximately 15 percent of ASU Tempe's total electrical needs. It distributes steam, hot water and cold water that is used for air conditioning and heating throughout the campus. The chilled-water plant helps air condition and supply water to five buildings at ASU Polytechnic.

Services provided: District cooling for air conditioning; district heating for space heating, research and kitchen use; electricity to meet approximately 15 percent of ASU Tempe's total electrical needs

Area served: Tempe campus, Polytechnic campus (Mesa)

Buildings on system: 88, including mission-critical research facilities on the Tempe campus; 5, Polytechnic campus

Building space served: 797,174 square feet

Total System Capacity: 8 MW of combined heat and power; 10,000 tons of chilled water; 80,000 Mlb/hr of steam; 4 MW of emergency diesel generation backup, along with ability to double existing capacity

Plants: Sun Devil Energy Center, a combined heat and power plant on the Tempe campus; one chilled-water plant on the Polytechnic campus

Distribution network: ASU owns and maintains the distribution networks.


  • Arizona State University Tempe Campus
  • Arizona State University Polytechnic (Mesa) Campus

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