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Duke Energy to Build Solar Power Plant at Discovery Park District Near Purdue University

Purdue University Summary Duke Energy is building a 1.6-megawatt solar power plant in Discovery Park District near Purdue University on the west side of U.S. 52/231. “We’ll use the clean, renewable energy from this solar plant for our Indiana customers,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state...


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Purdue Trustees OK student housing lease and electron microscope purchase

Purdue University Summary WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Trustees on Friday (April 12) approved several lease and purchase transactions for the West Lafayette campus, including: The lease of 86 apartments in the forthcoming Aspire at Discovery Park property for the 2019-20...

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2018 MADE Table Top Exercise

Link to Webinar Recording https://districtenergy.webex.com/districtenergy/lsr.php?RCID=5b2b85e890e76147055966e6031a4fbf Summary This is the sixth in a series of annual MADE Table Top Exercises. Each interactive presentation is open to all IDEA members and is designed to simulate an actual...

MADE TTX 12-18-18 v.2.6.pdf


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Career Track Programs for Training, Staff Retention, and Succession Planning

Summary A paradigm shift has occurred in the available labor work force required to operate central utility plants and the associated distribution systems. The movement to high tech or off shore manufacturing, a digital economy and reduction in trade and vocational programs are harbingers to a...

7B.2_Gilewicz.pdf


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Driving Key Performance Indicators with Metering and Controls Data

Summary The proliferation of data accumulation and low cost data storage has generated information beyond that which the individual can review and manage. By understanding the data available, key performance indicators can be established to identify inefficient energy use system wide and at...

5C.2_Gilewicz.pdf


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Understanding the Complexities to Successfully Convert a Stoker-Fed Coal-Fired Boiler to Natural Gas

Summary Overview of engineering study that determined changes required to maintain original boiler performance. Review the project progress as the changes occurred. Identify the areas to pay attention to. Discuss redundancy and back up requirements. Sizing and replacing the ID Fan plus adding...

6A.3_Culver.pdf


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Submissions for the CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest are in!

CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest There is no doubt that students are aware of the need to conserve water, to turn off lights when they aren't in the room and to recycle waste materials. But do they know the vital role that their campus' district energy system plays in their college or...


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Speed to Market: Fast Track Project Implementation

Summary Why the Need for Speed? How Do I Go Fast? Design Bid Build with Early Procurement Construction Manager (CM at Risk or CM Agent) Design – Build What is Different? / How Do I Do It? Compare and contrast the methods Case Studies Purdue University Chiller Replacement Enwave ...

4A.3_Ellis.pdf