On June 21, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) issued the documents below concerning approval of proposed upgrades to the Central Utilities Plant on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge:

MIT is proposing to construct and operate two nominal 22 megawatt (MW) combustion turbine generators, each with an associated heat recovery steam generator equipped with duct firing capability and one 2 MW emergency engine. In addition, MIT seeks approval to change fuel use scenarios for five existing boilers. The Central Utilities Plant produces on-campus electricity and steam through a combined heat and power (CHP) process. CHP systems efficiently generate electricity and steam at the same time and are often referred to as co-generation. 

See MIT's Proposed Central Utilities Plant Project web page for additional information. If you have questions, please contact Susan McConnell of MassDEP at 978-694-3292.

On April 11, 2017, MassDEP issued the documents below for public comment:

MassDEP held a public hearing on May 22, 2017, and accepted public comment through the following day.