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Public Meeting On Proposed Chp Plant At Duke Monday

Public comments will help inform the university’s decision on the plant proposal

DURHAM, N.C. -- The public will be able to comment on a proposal by Duke Energy to build a new natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) plant on Duke University’s campus at a meeting on Monday evening.

The university’s Campus Sustainability Committee has been charged with making recommendations on the plant, which will be released in early April. The public comments will help inform the university’s decision to proceed with or withdraw from the plant proposal.

Committee co-chair Tim Profeta, who is the director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will moderate Monday’s session, which will run from 6:30-8 p.m. in Gross Hall on Science Drive.

This marks the second time the campus community has had a chance to weigh in on the CHP plant. Last October, a panel that included members of the university’s administration, facilities management, faculty, and representatives of the student body engaged in an open conversation about the plant, addressing concerns that have been raised and discussing the plant’s projected benefits and the decision-making process behind the proposal.

More information about the event can be found at; for background information on the proposal and other relevant details, visit

And if you are unable to attend the meeting or prefer to provide online comments, you can do so at