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Microgrid Controls

Summary This workshop details microgrid controls that allow for load shedding and islanding. Case studies on the FDA and the University of Minnesota are presented. Speaker Sai Lo, Thermo Systems #ThermoSystemsLLC #Workshop #NorthAmerica #Resiliency #UniversityofMinnesota ...

WS2.6-_LO.pdf

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Revitalizing a 20th Century Building for 21st Energy: U of M Combined Heat and Power Plant

Summary The University of Minnesota's Combined Heat and Power Plant has a two-stage configuration: First, a natural gas-fired turbine will generate electricity, and second, a heat-recovery steam boiler will recover heat from combustion gases discharged by the turbine to generate steam. Our...

2A.2_JUUSOLA_TERWEY.pdf


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The Rehabilitation of the Old Main Heating Plant at the University of Minnesota

Summary The Old Main Heating Plant was constructed in 1912 and provided steam to the University’s campus for 80 years. However, it was essentially abandoned after the South-East plant was purchased from the City in 1992. After 15 years of neglect, the University began an ambitious effort in...

2A.1_FARR_MALMQUIST.pdf


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Campus Based Energy Security: The University of Minnesota's Master Energy Plan ensures energy security and price certainty while reducing its carbon footprint

Summary This presentation reviews the University of Minnesota’s objectives regarding energy, develops strategies to accomplish those objectives, and describes how these strategies were implemented. Speaker Matt Haakenstad, US Energy Services #EnergyEfficiency #UnitedStates ...

2A.3HAAKENSTAD.pdf


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University Avenue District: Driving Partnership and Innovation

Summary University Avenue District is a 370-acre area of underdeveloped land extending from the University of Minnesota (UofM) campus in Minneapolis to Saint Paul. The District is unique because of central location, adjacency to UofM athletic and bio-discovery facilities, and mass transit....

6A.3_AHERN.pdf


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Effective plant O&M, integrating CHP at the University of Minnesota

Summary Comprising the sixth-largest main campus student body in the US, the University of Minnesota aims to achieve climate neutrality at its Twin Cities Campus by 2050, while continuously meeting campus energy needs. With its two steam heating facilities and the new state-of-the-art, 22...

2B.1MCCARTHY.pdf


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Lessons Learned From the Design, Construction and Implementation of CHP Projects Across the Country

Summary The implementation of CHP projects often present many unique challenges compared to other district energy applications. This presentation will lay out common challenges and technical roadblocks encountered through the implementation of campus CHP projects from across the country.The...

2B.1_Fox.pdf

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Confronting Murphy’s Law: Dealing with Energy Price Uncertainty in Your CHP Project

Summary Many original project assumptions and baseline conditions often change and evolve between project approval and generating the first kWh from a new CHP system. During the 30 year plant operating time horizon, the University of Minnesota encountered changes in campus needs and priorities,...

6D.3_Haakenstad.pdf


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District Cooling: A Heating Highway

Summary When the days shorten, the mercury drops, and Minnesotans begin to consider putting on a jacket, recapturing waste heat in district cooling systems seems like an idea worth warming up to. The concept has evolved into practice at several U of M cooling plants as the process picks up...

6D.2_McCord.pdf