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Getting Steamed: Mega-Plume Blossoms in Cold Weather at St. Paul Energy Plant

Post Bulletin Summary Almost everyone in the metro area has seen St. Paul’s largest thermometer. The enormous plume from the St. Paul District Energy plant rises and falls with every change in temperature. On a cold day, it’s like a colossus towering over the dozens of lesser plumes scattered...

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System Success Through Customer Care

Summary System growth and sustainability in Saint Paul has been built around commitment to the customer experience. This presentation detailed the customer care approach developed nearly 40 years ago to begin service in this community and how that approach has changed to compete in the market...


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Women in Energy: Talent, Opportunity, Leadership

Nina Axelson, Ever-Green Energy Summary Industry demographics and the upward role of women in energy is a bit of a detour from our usual blog focus on advancing energy systems. However, March is Women’s History Month, so we are taking this moment to discuss women in energy and how integrating...

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Modernizing Municipal Infrastructure - Steam to Hot Water Transition in Duluth

Summary The 85 year-old Duluth municipal district energy system was in need of infrastructure investment to improve reliability, save energy, conserve water, reduce carbon, and be a cost-effective choice for customers. A major public works project provided the opportunity to modernize the...


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Saving Big on Cooling

Summary Since 2015, District Energy St. Paul has focused on optimizing cooling operations to save energy and costs for the system and customers. In the first year alone, customers saw a 10% savings and this trend continued through improvement of data/performance reporting, controls strategies,...


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Eliminating Vaults from Direct Bury Distribution Systems

Summary District Energy St. Paul operates a medium temperature hot water system and chilled water system. The hot water system is primarily prefabricated steel pipe with polyurethane insulation and the cooling system is steel pipe wrapped in a protective coating with cathodic protection. Both...


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Ever-Green Energy Announces Winners of Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality Program

Ashley Aram, University of Minnesota Morris Summary Saint Paul, Minn.—Ever-Green Energy today announced that the College of Saint Benedict, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota Morris have been selected for the organization's Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality program ....

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Cybersecurity: A framework for system evaluation

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Ever-Green Energy shares how it developed its cybersecurity program – and lessons learned. Cybersecurity is dominating the news in 2018. Data breaches reported by retailers and other companies that manage personal...

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Climate Smart: Cities Working Together

Summary Five pairs of cities in Germany and Minnesota are collaborating to develop efficient and sustainable responses to the challenges of climate change. Produced with the UMN Institute on the Environment. Featured Member: Ever-Green Energy "Ever-Green Energy is proud to be one of founders...

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Energy Agreement Fuses Three Downtown Projects

Baihly Warfield, WDIO-TV Eyewitness News Summary DULUTH, Minn. - An agreement between the City of Duluth, Duluth Energy Systems and Essentia Health ties together three major downtown projects: the steam plant conversion, Superior Street reconstruction and Essentia expansion. As the hospital...