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Campus Utilities

Energy Production and Conservation

UC San Diego is committed to producing clean energy and conserving energy in cooperation with statewide load-reduction initiatives and UC standards. 

UC San Diego designed its primary electrical power system for reliability. A computerized Energy Management System connects all major campus buildings and centrally monitors and controls heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems based on occupancy. Precise programming reduces peak-time energy demand, maximizes conservation and allows for efficient room temperature management and long-term trending and comparative analysis.


Facilities Management developed dashboards that allow customers to view energy and water use in campus buildings.

See Dashboards

energy use chart

Utilities Contacts

John Dilliott, Director, Utilities & Sustainability
858) 822-2807

Timothy Schulz, Central Utilities/Cogeneration Plant Manager
(858) 534-6628

Central Utilities Plant Control Room (emergencies only)
(858) 534-3250