(May 1, 2017) – – Facilities recently installed a new 800 horsepower steam boiler at the North Thermal Energy Plant (NTEP). Steam is used throughout the Main Campus for building heating, domestic hot water (e.g. sinks, showers, and dishwashing), research lab sterilizers, and animal cage washers. This new boiler is expected to be operational in June and supplements two 1973 boilers, increasing the plant steam capacity by 33%. The boiler and many other recent upgrades improve the reliability and efficiency of the NTEP and will serve the Main Campus for decades to come.