Heating & Cooling Plants

The Charter Street and Walnut Street heating and cooling plants supply steam, chilled water, compressed air, electricity, and soft domestic water to the UW campus, and well as to UW Hospital & Clinics, the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratories, and the Division of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital, and  some other non-campus customers.

Our plant operators also coordinate with the West Campus Co-generation facility (which produces electricity for Madison Gas and Electric customers) on steam and chilled water needs for heating and air-conditioning on campus.

Organizational Chart

Contact Information

Dennis Koch
Power Plant Manager

Travis Thoeny
Assistant Power Plant Manager