University Power Plant

University Power Plant

UI Utilities


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Utilities Staff Listing and Contact Information

Facilities and services

The University of Iowa’s main campus and the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics complex are served by a large district energy system. Utilities operates and maintains a central Power Plant, Water Plant, and three Chilled Water Plants on the Main Campus and satellite facilities at the UI Research Park (Oakdale Campus). The plants provide steam, water, high-quality water, chilled water, electricity and sewer to the entire campus, including The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 
Energy Production and Distribution

Energy Control Center

The Energy Control Center is the information hub for utilities operating information, including plant operational data, building energy consumption as measured by Utilities metering, and outside data such as weather and fuel markets information.

Environmental Compliance Services

Environmental compliance services are provided in areas such as Air Quality, Spill Prevention, Water Quality, Underground Storage Tanks, Refrigerant Management, Stormwater Management, and Flood-Plain coordination.

Utility Enterprise

The Utility Enterprise is a recharge cost center that sells energy and services to the campus to fund its zero-profit budget.  In addition to the steam, electricity and water produced by the above facilities, the Utility Enterprise also distributes 285,000,000 kilowatt-hours of purchased electricity and sends 534,000 ccf of wastewater to the City of Iowa City.

Utility customers for the main campus include General Fund buildings, Residence Services, Athletics, and The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, paying according to usage.


For more information, contact:
Glen Mowery
Director, UI Utilities
319-335- 1884