University of Northern Iowa Power Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

University of Northern Iowa Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the University of Iowa on UNI campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The plant has four boilers. Boilers one and two burn natural gas or fuel oil, and are used as stand by and peaking solutions for campus steam demands. Boiler number three burns coal or fuel oil, and boiler four utilizes natural gas as a start–up fuel and coal as the primary fuel. Boiler four is also equipped to burn petroleum coke.[1]

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Plant Data

  • Owner: University of Iowa
  • Parent Company: State of Iowa
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 7.5 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 7.5 MW (1982)
  • Location: 30th St. and Nebraska St., Cedar Falls, IA 50614
  • GPS Coordinates: 42.510556, -92.470122
  • Electricity Production: 26,205 MWh (2006)
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source:
  • Number of Employees:

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions: 78,615 tons (2006), 118788.76 tons (2008)[2]
  • SO2 Emissions: 604 tons (2002), 1,157.99 tons (2008)[3]
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh: 46.10 lb/MWh
  • NOx Emissions: 191 tons (2002), 181.48 tons (2008)[3]
  • Mercury Emissions:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Energy Conservation and Sustainability Initiatives at the University of Northern Iowa: Past, Present, and Future" University of Northern Iowa Website, accessed December 2009
  2. Iowa Operating Permit Application, Title V Annual Emissions Summary
  3. 3.0 3.1 Iowa Operating Permit Application, Form 5.0, Title V Annual Emissions Summary

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