Utilities

The University of Delaware spent $25,948,324 in FY 13 on utilities.  

Newark:

The majority of buildings are heated from steam or hot water supplied by centralized boiler systems. Primary fuel source for the boilers is natural gas; fuel oil can be used in some locations as a backup fuel. Cooling systems for most buildings are also tied to central chiller plants. Solar panels provide an installed capacity of 981 kW; all other electricity as well as water are purchased from the City of Newark. Natural gas is purchased as a commodity and is delivered by Delmarva; fuel oil is contracted and delivered through a fuel-oil company.
 
Lewes Campus:

Electricity is the primary source for both heating and cooling for most of the buildings. A wind turbine installed by CEOE provides a capacity of 2MW; all other electricity and water are purchased from the City of Lewes.


Wilmington Campus:

Buildings are heated by either electricity or natural gas; electricity is used for cooling the buildings. Electricity is purchased through a 3rd-party supply contract; all electricity and natural gas is delivered by Delmarva. Water is supplied by United Water. 

             Utility Consumption Summary

            Fiscal Year 2013-2014 

           CONSUMPTION

 ELECTRIC:

167,474,074 KWH

GAS:

717,024 mm BTU

OIL:

10,919 mm BTU

PROPANE/GAS

11,108 mm BTU

WATER:

221,601,853 GAL