Michigan State University powers campus through the T.B. Simon Power Plant. On this page you can find information regarding how the power plant creates energy and how IPF constantly works to be more energy efficient. Several IPF departments and crews work together to promote a greener campus; learn more about our energy teams.
In conjunction with this federal initiative through the U.S. Department of Energy, the university has committed to reducing energy use by at least 20 percent by 2020.
The T.B. Simon Power Plant is a co-generation plant that provides steam, heat and electricity for the university. Also known as “combined heat and power,” the plant utilizes steam to generate electricity.
Energy on Michigan State’s campus comes from a variety of sources, read about them here.
MSU tracks energy consumption in individual buildings. The information on this page tells how the university regulates and monitors power usage.