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IWCC Board gives bond proposal final approval

Tim Johnson, The Daily Nonpareil Summary The Iowa Western Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to request a special election on a bond issue of $11.5 million to finance replacement of the steam heating system on the Council Bluffs Campus. The election will be held...

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UI seeks proposals for densified biomass solid fuel trials

University of Iowa, Biomass Magazine Miscanthus, USDA Agricultural Research Service Summary Since 2003, the University of Iowa has been steadily expanding its use of biomass, to fuel its on-campus combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant, and gradually reducing its use of coal. In 2017...

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Power Struggle: Iowa Muni Campaign Heats Up Ahead of Public Vote

Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network Summary In a northeastern Iowa community, voters will weigh in on whether to replace its investor-owned electric company with a municipal utility. Voters in Decorah, Iowa, will decide May 1 whether they want the city to move ahead with a proposal to...

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Microgrid for University of Iowa Medical Research Facility

Speakers Michael Dempsey, Burns & McDonnell #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #BurnsandMcDonnell #UniversityofIowa #Iowa #Microgrids


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University of Iowa, Boiler No. 10. Natural Gas Burner Installation

Speakers Ben Anderson, University of Iowa Russ Price & Kevin Voss, PRVN #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #ConstructionandCommissioning #Iowa #UniversityofIowa

2C.1_Price_ Anderson_ Voss.pdf

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ASME RAM-1: Maintainability of Equipment and Systems in Power Plants for Mission Critical Application at the University of Iowa

Speakers Ben Anderson, University of Iowa Brian Wodka, RMF Engineering #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2017 #Operations #RMFEngineering #UniversityofIowa #Iowa #RiskMitigation

5A.2_Wodka_ Anderson.pdf

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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...


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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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Networking Emergency Generator Fleet to Expand University of Iowa Microgrid

Summary To address critical power requirements for expanding medical research facilities at the University of Iowa, Burns & McDonnell studied the feasibility of networking existing building emergency diesel generators with existing reciprocating and steam turbine generators at the Campus...


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New Back-Up Generation for Critical Facilities at the University of Iowa

Summary This case study will discuss a new back-up generation facility at the University of Iowa, designed to automatically black start the Main Plant and provide back-up power to critical facilities throughout campus. The plant is tied into the campus grid. It is in an addition, in a very...

4B.3_Anderson, Nonnenmann, Voss.pdf