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Hannon Armstrong Makes $115M Investment in the University of Iowa’s Transformative Utility System Project

CityBizList Summary Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. a leading investor in climate change solutions, today announced a $115 million preferred equity investment in a utility public-private partnership between the University of Iowa, ENGIE, Meridiam, and...


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ENGIE and Meridiam to Serve the University of Iowa Through a 50-year Utility Management Concession

ENGIE PRESS RELEASE Summary Meridiam and ENGIE North America have been awarded a 50-year concession valued at more than $1 billion USD to address the University of Iowa’s energy, water, and sustainability goals for two campuses spanning 1,700 acres in Iowa City, Iowa. These campuses together...


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University of Iowa

The University of Iowa has a project to install two steam turbine driven electrical generators (TG#7 & TG#8), replacing existing TG1 & TG5 at the Main Power Plant. This will add 15MW of generating capability and increase the plant’s cogeneration capability. Bidding is now open for...


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University of Iowa shares utilities details while investigating potential operators

Vanessa Miller, The Gazette Summary IOWA CITY — Barring another devastating flood, the University of Iowa expects to spend over the next five years half what it did between 2012 and 2018 to restore and upgrade its utilities, according to a “confidential information memorandum” made public as...

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UI president: Public/private partnership could fill funding gap

Kelsey Harrell, The Daily Iowan Summary On May 1, during an informational meeting on West Campus, University of Iowa President Bruce Herreld discussed the importance of the P3 in funding the UI's strategic plan. Tuition revenue and state support are the two primary funding sources for...

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Two Drivers - Better Than One

Summary Dual drives provide fuel and operational flexibility, system redundancy and improved economics. Describes how to automate dual drivers and compares capital and operational economics to the alternatives of single drivers or two single driver trains in CHP, combined cycle, district...

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Emergency Condensate Line Replacement: Unique Solutions Under Difficult Conditions

Summary Presentation will review and discuss an emergency condensate line replacement project at the Westlawn Building on the University of Iowa's Medical Campus. Presentation will describe existing direct-buried condensate line service, route, damage, site conditions and constraints, and the...

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UI hires consultants for utilities transition

Vanessa Miller, The Gazette Summary IOWA CITY — In looking to monetize its utilities operation and create a new revenue stream, the University of Iowa has agreed to pay three consultants to, among other things, evaluate its assets, identify potential partners and map out a transaction plan. ...


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UI exploring public-private partnership for utility system

Marissa Payne, The Daily Iowan Summary The University of Iowa is considering a public-private partnership with its utility system per Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ request that the state’s three public universities explore such partnerships — a growing trend in higher education as funding...


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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...