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03/3/16

Veolia experts share energy and O&M best-practices at the IDEA Campus Energy Conference

At this year’s International District Energy Association (IDEA) Campus Energy Conference, Veolia staff hosted seminars and workshops to share their expertise across district energy, energy management and operations and maintenance (O&M) within campus environments.

  • Pat Davin

    Pat Davin speaks at the IDEA Campus Energy Conference. Photo courtesy of International District Energy Association.

  • Tom McCarthy

    Tom McCarthy speaks at the IDEA Campus Energy Conference. Photo courtesy of International District Energy Association.

  • Tom McCarthy & Panel

    Tom McCarthy speaks as part of a panel at the IDEA Campus Energy Conference in Austin. Photo courtesy of International District Energy Association.


Hosted at the University of Texas in Austin from February 8-12, the IDEA conference featured several Veolia employees who led presentations and discussions related to operating efficient and reliable campus utilities. 
 
Patrick Davin, a facility operations manager at NFL Films for Veolia, hosted panel sessions related to thermal distribution.  Topics included monitoring systems, chilled water and hot water distribution systems, and O&M tips related to steam manholes, piping, valves and insulation.  Visit the IDEA conference website to learn more and download each panelist’s presentation.
 
Veolia’s Sales Director Thomas McCarthy also led a technical presentation, "Effective O&M: Integrating CHP at the University of Minnesota (UMN), " highlighting Veolia’s role as the University’s energy plant operator throughout the ongoing development of its new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.  As the O&M provider for UMN’s existing steam plants and the future operator of its new CHP plant, Veolia is helping to facilitate long-range O&M planning during the CHP development to better streamline efficiencies and reduce costs. Learn more by downloading the presentation