Regional Utility Plant No.2 Expansion
Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC)
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The RUP 2 expansion effort was part of the design and construction of the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) project. The existing plant was expanded to meet future demands of the Charlotte Research Institute Campus at UNC Charlotte. Project efforts included a 2-Story building expansion with new chillers that are capable of generating 6000 tons of cooling. A thermal ice storage system was also included in this project effort which including installing the new system and removal of an existing 300 ton water cooled chiller, its existing chilled water pump, its existing condenser water pump and related items. The new ice storage system also includes a new 600 ton ice generating chiller, a plate and frame heat exchanger, associated chilled water pumps, condenser water pumps, piping, controls and ice farm.