Bellefield Boiler Plant
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- Provides central steam supply for the University,
UPMC, Carnegie Mellon, the Carnegie Museums &
Library, Phipps Conservatory, and two Pittsburgh
Public Schools facilities.
- Formerly burned mainly coal, but converted to all
natural gas on July 1, 2009.
- The conversion to all gas reduced the capacity of the
plant – no longer has sufficient capacity to serve all
Carrillo Street Steam Plant
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- Located on Carrillo Street behind Trees Hall
- Began operation in November, 2009
- Houses six boilers with a total steam capacity of
- Plant has capacity to meet current and anticipated
future needs for both Pitt and UPMC.
- Boilers are designed to operate using either natural
gas (primary) or oil.
- Plant is equipped with state of the art emissions
- This technology will provide for significantly lower
emissions levels than those that can be achieved by
the Bellefield plant, even after the switch to all-gas
- Compliance testing has successfully met an ultra-low
NOx limit of 9 parts per million.
- To our knowledge, the Carrillo plant is the only
University plant in the nation to have achieved this
ultra-low NOx limit.
- Plant is currently serving approximately 50% of the
University's and UPMC's combined steam
requirements, and is expected to begin serving all
Pitt/UPMC facilities within the next several years.
- For Pitt and UPMC facilities, the full transfer of
production from the Bellefield Plant to the Carrillo
Street plant is projected to reduce annual CO2
emissions by 48,000 metric tons (47% reduction in
steam-related CO2 emissions).