Tracking Princeton's Energy Impact

Princeton University's Purchased Natural Gas


1 dthm/hour

Natural gas is burned in the gas turbine and boilers to produce steam and electricity.

A dekatherm is equivalent to 1000 cubic feet of natural gas (think of a cube, 10 feet on a side).

Depending on the real-time price of electricity, it’s often more efficient for the university to buy natural gas and generate heat and power than to purchase electricity.