Heating Plant

The Williams College Central Heating Plant is a Combined Heat and Power plant that supplies steam for comfort heating, cooking, humidification for WCMA and the Sciences, as well as domestic hot water, to approximately 90% of the College Campus.  During the heating season (October to April) the Plant produces approximately 45% of the electricity, as a by-product of central heating, consumed by the Central Campus.  This reduces the amount of electricity normally consumed by the GRID.  For every kilowatt of electricity produced on site, we reduce our CO2 output by 0.846 pounds.  The plant is under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services and is manned and operated by Licensed State Engineers as full time employees.

Submit all service requests here: facilitiesworkrequest.williams.edu

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Gary A. Bonafilia
Special Assistant to the Assistant Director for Energy and Utilities
Central Heating Plant
413-597-6283
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Nathan A. O'Hearn
Heating Plant Manager
Central Heating Plant
413-597-3250
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Walter M. Andrzejewski
Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
413-597-2332
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Steven W. Brown
Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
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Matthew M. Cole
Lead Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
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Carl J. Kendall
Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
413-597-2332
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Robert A. Murach
Lead Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
413-597-2332
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Ronald E. Rancatti
Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
413-597-2332
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Michael A. Valenti
Lead Power Plant Operator
Central Heating Plant
413-597-2332