Loading Events

Virtual Tour of the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant

Sunday10/189:00 am - 9:00 pm

Take a virtual tour of the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant at UW-Madison. The tour covers various features of the plant, including boilers with primary natural gas and backup diesel fuel systems, electricity utility generation, high pressure steam and chilled water utility generation, control room operations and water purification systems and is hosted by Plant Manager Travis Thoeny.

The Charter Street Heating Plant serves campus in producing electricity, steam for heating and chilled water for cooling purposes. It was first test fired in September 1959 and was expanded in 1965, 1966 and 1973. These additions more than doubled the plant’s 1959 size. The primary fuels for the Charter Street Heating Plant are natural gas and fuel oil. Fuel oil is used as a backup fuel source. The Charter Plant is capable of producing steam at 800,000#/hr, 26,000 tons of chilled water, 9.8 megawatts of electricity and 7080scfm of compressed air.

This is an online event.

Event Details:

Event Category: Technology, Math & Engineering
Event Features: Online Event
Event Type: Open House or Tour
Age: All ages
Admission: Free


Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant


Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Share Event:

Search Events

  • Date Format: YYYY dash MM dash DD
Clear filter

By participating in events held, sponsored, or promoted by Wisconsin Science Festival, you agree to assume all risk related to COVID-19 and release from liability the Wisconsin Science Festival and its affiliated partners and sponsors, as more fully set forth at WiSciFest.org/termsandconditions.  Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

Copyright 2020