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‘If you are truly interested in efficiency, you never rest’

The campus at the University of Texas at Austin, in the United States, is spread across 280 acres of land and is known for its integrated microgrid, featuring a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. The single-largest electrical load is the cooling system, with a capacity to provide 60,600 tonnes of refrigeration to the campus. With 160 buildings connected to the grid, Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President, Utilities, Energy and Facilities Management, at the university, provides an insight into the past five years of achieving an annual energy efficiency of 84-87%, while also focusing on the challenges that lie ahead. Excerpts from an interview he gave to Ranjana Konatt of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: Jan 20, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt