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by Kara Furlong | Dec. 9, 2013, 11:07 AM
The process of converting Vanderbilt’s coal-fired co-generation power plant to a natural gas facility is underway and will necessitate the closure of a portion of Vanderbilt Place from mid-December 2013 through late March 2014.
Vanderbilt Place between 24th Avenue South and West Side Row will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to West Side Row from Vanderbilt Place will be suspended.
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The university’s Board of Trust voted to approve the conversion project April 19 during its annual spring meeting.
“The decision to convert this facility to natural gas reflects the priority we place on conserving our environment and energy,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “The overall welfare and future of our community are very important, and responsible stewardship of our environmental resources is a lodestar in ensuring those efforts.”
There are no plans for disruptions to the campus power supply during construction.
Kara Furlong, (615) 322-NEWS
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