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Comprehensive Electric Distribution Master Planning at NC State University

Summary Like many universities, North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) on-going, essential campus expansion resulted in numerous unplanned modifications to the electrical distribution system. Safely aligning the resultant system for balancing load flow or facilitating equipment maintenance...

2A.1_Daeke, Dempsey.pdf

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University of Virginia: Energy and Utility Master Plan and Cogeneration Study

Summary In response to campus growth, the existing campus utility systems were expanded and extended to the point where additional planning was necessary to address not only the future growth plans of the university, but also more stringent environmental regulations, energy supply challenges,...

1A.3_Callihan, Witchger.pdf


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Repowering LAX: District Cooling, TES & CHP Blend

Summary Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is in the midst of a multi-billion dollar modernization and growth program. Its aged Central Utility Plant and infrastructure has been replaced with a state of the art facility, doubling the capacity of their district cooling system to address...

5A.1_Kirby.pdf


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Medium Voltage System Upgrade at a VA Medical Center

Summary Discussion of a medium voltage distribution system upgrade for a Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus using automation integrated with protective relaying to provide a reliable, robust system. This approach is scalable and includes loop fault detection, fault isolation, loop...

6B.3_Bowman, Klebosky.pdf


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Designing Desuperheater Options for University of Iowa Low Pressure Steam System

Summary The University of Iowa has experienced issues associated with excessively high temperatures in their low pressure steam system. The University engaged Stanley Consultants to study desuperheater options at the UI power plant and to produce design documents to execute the chosen approach....

3A.1_Niedergeses, Anderson.pdf


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Master Planning and Upgrades to CHP and Thermal Plant at UC Boulder

Summary The University of Colorado, Boulder has planned, designed, and is in the process of constructing and commissioning upgrades to the existing CHP Plant, as well as a new East Campus Heating and Cooling Plant, and interconnecting utilities. This presentation will discuss the process of...

1A.1_Birosak, Suarez, Trefz.pdf


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Automation and Protection of a Naval Facility Microgrid with CHP and Standby Generation

Summary Design discussion of 13.2kV distribution microgrid for a Naval Support Facility to support new local generation including gas turbine CHP and diesel standby generators. Detailed review of protection and control system which allows seamless transition between utility power and on site...

3C.2_Bowman, Klebosky.pdf


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St. Paul energy nonprofit seeks bonding for expansion

Clare Kennedy, Finance & Commerce Summary District Energy St. Paul Inc. is seeking $25 million in bonding. The nonprofit energy producer, which heats and cools a significant chunk of downtown St. Paul, will use a portion of the money to upgrade its heating and cooling plants and extend...


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Sustainability Through Understanding and Reducing Water Footprint at Georgia Institute of Technology

Summary Universities regularly implement advanced strategies to decrease and optimize energy and water usage. In a region riddled with issues, such as drought, legal disputes over water supply, and EPA consent decrees, Georgia Institute of Technology has taken significant strides to better...

7A.2_Lanciani.pdf


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How Did the University of Alaska Fairbanks Get a New CHP Plant?

Summary The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is constructing a new CHP plant to replace 50 year old coal boilers with new coal/biomass boilers. The project has obtained an air permit and full funding and is currently under design. This presentation will cover planning, permitting, funding...

2B.1_Ruckhaus, Ward.pdf