Topic: Power plant

Chillin' like it's 1977

Feb. 9, 2011
Chillin' like it's 1977

In this video about UT's power plant and chilling stations, learn how efficiency improvements keep campus fuel use about the same as in 1977.

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Utilities and Energy Management director named to NRC committee

Jan. 27, 2009
Utilities and Energy Management director named to NRC committee

Juan Ontiveros, executive director of the Utilities and Energy Management Department, has been appointed to a National Research Council (NRC) committee, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences.

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University earns environmental award

May 1, 2008
University earns environmental award

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has recognized the University of Texas at Austin with a 2008 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for the efficiency of its power plant in the large business/technical category.

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Methods for Regulating Wind Power's Variability Under Development by Electrical Engineer

Oct. 16, 2007

As Texas' electric grid operator prepares to add power lines for carrying future wind-generated energy, an electrical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin is developing improved methods for determining the extent to which power from a wind farm can displace a conventional power plant, and how best to regulate varying wind power.

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