University of Rochester

EVENT: Public meeting on the University of Rochester's cogeneration initiative

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at St. Monica's Church, 831 Genesee St.

July 15, 2004

The University of Rochester will discuss, and invite comment on, its plans for cogeneration at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at St. Monica's Church, 831 Genesee St.

The University is planning improvements to the campus utility plant (located just north of Elmwood Avenue near Kendrick Road) so that the plant can produce electricity along with the steam now generated to heat and cool buildings on the River Campus and at the Medical Center. Cogeneration of electricity and steam will be accomplished using no more fuel than if only steam was produced.

Documents about the project have been placed on file for public review both at Rush Rhees Library on the University's River Campus and at the Rochester Public Library on South Avenue. Progress reports on the project also will be available by the end of August on a Web site accessible from, the Web page for University Facilities and Services.

Individuals will be able to make comments electronically through the Web site or they can write to Richard Pifer, associate vice president for facilities and services, University of Rochester, 612 Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14627.