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Meet Ron Anderson, the IDEA Member who grew up with the district energy company that powers downtown St. Paul

By District Energy posted 06-29-2023 11:53


Star Tribune


Bootstrap, learn-on-the-job stories like Ron Anderson's used to be more common.

Approached by friends about his interest in engineering, then-18-year-old Anderson joined a fledgling St. Paul company that wanted to connect downtown to a new, shared network of heating and cooling.

Over the decades, the Patrick Henry High School graduate rose from general helper to Plant Manager for District Energy St. Paul. Eye On St. Paul recently met with Anderson at District Energy near the Science Museum of Minnesota to learn more about his work helping downtown warm up and keep cool.

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