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Utility & Energy Management



Office of Utility & Energy Management

UGA’s Office of Utility & Energy Management (UEM) is responsible for managing the purchase of energy and water resources, operation of the UGA Central Steam Plant, energy monitoring, metering and management programs, as well as existing building commissioning and utility locating.

This office also takes the lead in managing capital spending for energy efficiency and energy savings projects, which help to reduce our carbon footprint and utility costs while helping make UGA a more sustainable learning and research environment.


Vacant, Director of Utility & Energy Management

Central Steam Production

UGA’s Central Steam Plant generates steam for comfort heating, humidification and sterilization applications in buildings across campus. Steam is produced via a combination of four dual fuel (Natural Gas/No.2 Heating Oil) boilers and an electrode boiler and distributed to campus buildings via a system of underground steam and condensate return piping. UGA’s Central Steam Plant is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week including all holidays to ensure continuous, reliable and safe steam production to support the learning and research needs of our students, faculty and staff.


Michael Coile, Steam Plant Operations Manager
(706) 542-1964

Vacant, Steam Plant Shift Manager

Vacant, Steam Plant Shift Manager

Energy Management

UEM’s energy management team is responsible for utility planning, utility metering and billing, energy forecasting and auditing and is actively involved in design review and project evaluations. The energy management team is also responsible for coordination of utility connections and disconnections and serves as a single point of contact to external utility providers.


Jason Perry, Energy Engineer
(706) 542-4768

Carrie Yancey, Utility Analyst
(706) 542-7416

Keith Ingram, Utility Metering Technician
(706) 542-3252

Building Commissioning

UEM’s Building Commissioning team is charged with retro-commissioning existing campus buildings to identify energy conservation and facility improvement opportunities through detailed review of building automation, lighting, water and HVAC systems performance through a combination of functional performance testing, data analytics, fault detection and diagnostics and energy savings project identification, evaluation and execution. This team also is financially self-supporting and accountable by leading a robust measurement and verification program.


Gordon Stead, Commissioning Engineer
(706) 542-7416

Vacant, Commissioning Technician

Vacant, Commissioning Technician

Utility Locating

Georgia’s Call before you dig – 811 program is intended to help protect life safety and UGA’s underground utility infrastructure from excavation related damage. Any excavation activity on campus requires communication through the state 811 – Call before you dig process.

UEM manages the State of Georgia “811 Call before you dig” program for the University of Georgia with a team of utility locators who identify university owned electricity, water, sewer, natural gas, steam, and chilled water utilities on campus.


Stephen Goad, Utility Distribution Coordinator
(706) 542-3070