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Sun Devil Energy

Sun Devil Energy Center in Phoenix, AZ

A Combined Heat and Power Plant Serving the Critical Needs of One of the Largest Universities in the United States

Sun Devil Energy maintains a combined heat and power plant that provides heating, cooling, and electricity to 88 buildings on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and two chilled water plants that serves 12 buildings on the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa.

The Sun Devil Energy system in Tempe supplies approximately 15 percent of ASU Tempe’s total electrical needs. It distributes steam, hot water, and cold water that is used for air conditioning and heating throughout the campus.

In 2019, Sun Devil Energy completed a full upgrade of the combined heat and power facility. The upgrade was named Best Project in the Energy/Industrial category by ENR Southwest.

System Profile

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System Type

Combined Heat & Power

Total Capacity

12,400 tons chilled water, 170,000 lb/hrs steam, 16 MW electricity, 4.8 MW emergency generation

Plants and Equipment

3 plants – 9 chillers, 2 heat recovery steam generators, 1 steam turbine, 2 combustion turbines, 3 emergency generators


Distribution system owned and maintained by Arizona State University

ASU Campus

Type of Customers

Notable Customers

Arizona State University

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  • Sun Devil Energy
    One East Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

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