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Building 42 houses a gas turbine that can supply up to about 22 megawatts of electrical power. However, it normally supplies only a fraction of the electricity used on campus.
CORRECTION TO THIS IMAGE:
The caption to this photo states that the MIT cogeneration plant supplies "only a fraction" of the electricity used on campus. While it typically does not supply all of the electricity used on campus, it usually supplies the majority of it. Just prior to the outage on Nov. 29, 2012, it supplied 22 MW out of a total 27 MW.

Building 42 houses a gas turbine that can supply up to about 22 megawatts of electrical power. However, it normally supplies only a fraction of the electricity used on campus.