University of Wisconsin–Madison

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, as 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.

Andrew Gossfeld

Assistant Power Plant Manager
Heating & Cooling Plants


Jeff Pollei

Utilities and Energy Management


Travis Thoeny

Power Plant Manager
Heating & Cooling Plants