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University of Iowa Uses Home Grown Fuel

Summary The University of Iowa has partnered with Iowa State University to plant test crops of the perennial grass Miscanthus X Giganteus to be used as fuel for UI Power Plant boilers. The renewable fuel will be grown locally and will reduce the UI’s dependence coal. The crop also requires...

1C.2_Fish.pdf

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Combustion Turbine Selection and Optimization: Harvard Blackstone CHP Expansion

Summary Harvard is expanding CHP capability at its Blackstone facility by adding a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and HRSG to improve environmental performance and campus energy supply reliability. A study will be described that established feasibility, screened multiple options, and selected...

1A.2_Schmidt, Parker.pdf

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Cogeneration and Arbitrage with Amherst College and Competitive Energy Services

Summary Amherst College and Competitive Energy Services will present two case studies involving cogeneration, and make/buy strategy and arbitrage. For the past three winters, CES has assisted the College by using its dual fuel and cogeneration to remain flexible and reduce costs while...

2A.2_Hayden, Price, Sampson.pdf

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MIT- Threading a Needle - CUP Expansion and Boiler and Deaerator Upgrade

Summary MIT needed to expand its district energy plant by installing a new 100,000 pound per hour boiler, new 500,000 PPH Deaerator as well as a 5,000 SF addition to house the new equipment. This expansion allowed MIT to deliver a more reliable energy source for the campus of today and...

1A.3_Kinderman, Conklin, Fogg, Smith.pdf


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Doomsday Prepping at the University of Iowa

Summary After a historic flood in 2008 forced the University of Iowa Power Plant off line, significant priority has been placed on the reliability of the utility systems. Improvements have included the completion of an 8 MW back-up natural gas reciprocating engine plant, and work is in...

4A.2_Fish.pdf

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UMass Amherst Energy Master Plan

Summary UMass Amherst (UMA), CES and RMF teamed together to create an Energy Master Plan for the UMA campus. UMA has had a surge in growth over the last decade and needed to create an energy master plan to examine their current and future energy demands and what infrastructure will be needed...

1A.1_Jackson, Jones, Price.pdf

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Air Permitting Case Study: Harvard’s CHP Expansion

Summary As part of its ongoing commitment to improve sustainability and reliability, Harvard University is expanding its CHP capability with a new 7.5 MW combustion turbine and fired HRSG. The project is the largest to-date to utilize special Massachusetts air permitting regulations designed to...

5C.2_Jablonowski, Macrae.pdf


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Construction Considerations for a CHP Facility Conversion in a Clustered Urban Setting

Summary When the State of Wisconsin decided to change the UW-Madison coal plant conversion from biomass to natural gas, it eliminated many environmental concerns, but did not eliminate the construction difficulties of retrofitting a major CHP facility in a clustered urban/campus setting. This...

5A.2_Ehrfurth.pdf

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Innovative Master Planning in the East Lane

Speakers Thomas Lund-Hansen, Reliability Efficiency & Optimization Juan Ontiveros, UT Austin #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #UniversityofTexasAustin #ReliabilityEfficiencyandOptimization #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign #CampusEnergy #Austin #Texas

4B.3_Lund-Hansen_ Ontiveros.pdf


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Distribution Piping Materials: Building Hydronic System Management

Summary This workshop provides insight into Texas A&M's experience with HDPE piping through the examination of several campus projects. Speaker Jim Riley, Texas A&M University #2015 #CampusEnergyConference #Workshop #ThermalDistribution #TexasAM #Texas #UnitedStates ...

Riley-Distribution Piping Materials-Building Hydronic System Management.pdf

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