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Control System Upgrade at Minneapolis Energy Center

Summary The Minneapolis Energy Center (MEC) supplies steam and chilled water to more than 100 buildings in the downtown area. MEC’s system operates five interconnected plants, two stand-alone plants and two County. MEC recently completed a two and half year project to remove and replace its...

4B.3_Johnston.pdf


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Greener, more-powerful co-generation energy plant at University of Minnesota is proxy for a more-efficient, job-producing economy

Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune Summary The born-again, century-old “Old Main Heating Plant” on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota is a proxy for a greener Minnesota’s economy. That’s a job-producing, smog-reducing trend that also combats climate change that’s warming the...


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Powering the future from remains of the past

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the University of Minnesota rehabilitated a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities...


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Long-Term Infrastructure Feasibility Plan in Minneapolis

Speakers Michael Ahern, Evergreen Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Workshop #Microgrids #MinneapolisandStPaul #Feasibility #EverGreenEnergy #Minnesota #CommunityEnergy #Infrastructure

5_Ahern.pdf


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Strategies for Coal-Free Generation and System Growth

Summary This presentation shows how District Energy St. Paul has grown by moving away from using coal as a fuel source. Speaker Michael Ahern, Ever-Green Energy #2015 #CanadaConference #ConferenceProceeding #BusinessModelsandFinancing #RenewableEnergy #Sustainability ...

4B.2_Ahern.pdf


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Considerations for a District Energy System based on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Case Study: North Loop District Energy System

Summary The Master Plan examines the technical and economic feasibility for a modern sustainable district energy system based on waste heat recovery from a nearby MSW power plant and expansion of existing NRG Minneapolis district energy system to serve heating and cooling needs of...

3A.1_Dehbashi, Witchger.pdf


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Update on State of MN Findings on Condensing Boiler Efficiency Assessment

Speakers Ken Smith and Jeff Volovsek, District Energy St. Paul #AnnualConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #PolicyandRegulation #DistrictEnergyStPaul #EverGreenEnergy #Minnesota #MinneapolisandStPaul #EnergyEfficiency #StateofMinnesotaDivisionofEnergyResources

6C.1_Smith_ Volovsek.pdf


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Expanding Our Network through Education: St Paul EcoDistrict Case Study

Summary District Energy St. Paul has been educating visitors for decades through facility tours. In 2015, it launched an EcoDistrict project that will use walking tours, a mobile web interface, and a promotional partnership to educate thousands of people about district energy infrastructure...

5B.2_Axelson.pdf


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Implementing District Energy's 4th Generation: A Case Study in Minneapolis

Summary This presentation reviews Ever-Green Energy's actions to reimagine a district energy system based around sustainability, resilience, partnership, innovation and economic development for Minneapolis' University Avenue area. Important components included wastewater energy recovery, solar...

5B.1_Ahern.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...