The University of Iowa

UI Utilities

The University of Iowa officially transferred management of its utility system to ENGIE North America on March 11, 2020. The 50-year partnership with ENGIE and Meridiam will help fund and support the University's strategic plan and core missions of teaching, research, and scholarship. More information is available here. Updates to staff directories and web pages are underway.

UI Utilities

 UI 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. The plants provide a variety of utilities to the entire campus, including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

 

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The University of Iowa received approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to enter into a 50-year partnership involving its utility system with ENGIE North America and Meridiam. Visit the main P3 page for the most recent updates on the UI utility Public-Private Partnership.

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What We Do

The University's first chilled water plant opened in 1970 and was located in what is now Hospital Ramp 3. Today, the system has expanded to include four plants and three satellite chillers for a total capacity exceeding 40,000 tons. Chilled water is used primarily for air conditioning.

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The University of Iowa Utilities Enterprise provides reliable electricity, heating, and cooling to a 2,000-acre main campus, which is comprised of over 373 major buildings,  including critical patient, research, and lab facilities. The system provides critical services to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a research hospital that admits over 32,000 patients annually, providing backup in any grid failure.

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The University of Iowa's award-winning Energy Control Center (ECC) houses one of the most advanced and extensive Utilities tools available in a campus environment. The ECC, located in the University Services Building, serves as a centralized location for the monitoring, analysis, and forecasting of energy supply and consumption across campus.

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The UI Power Plant, located on the main campus in Iowa City, consists of two natural gas boilers, three solid fuel boilers, three steam turbine electric generators, and four natural gas engine electric generators.

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Increasing the University of Iowa's sustainability has been a key objective of the university since Former President Sally Mason called for it to be a central priority on Earth Day 2008. President Harreld continued that vision when he took office, declaring sustainable practices to be "the most important issue of the 21st century." Facilities Management has a key role in developing sustainable practices for the university.

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The University of Iowa is one of only a handful of universities that operates its own Water Plant.  In addition to providing a cost-effective source of water for the campus, it also serves as an important teaching facility for future engineers and water treatment specialists. The Water Plant functions as both a water source for the University of Iowa campus, hospitals and clinics, dorms and student/staff housing.

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Contact Us

 

Ben Fish ​​​​

Director

UI Utilities

319-384-0528

 

Rick Ney 

Managing Director

ENGIE

319 800-2127

 

UIU Staff Directory

Namesort ascendingTitleContactUnit
Zaruba, JimmyNon-employee - Utilities
jimmy.zaruba@engie.com
UIU
Weyer, JohnNon-employee - Utilities
560-4133
john.weyer@engie.com
UIU
Wenzel, KristaNon-employee - Utilities
499-5377
krista-staiert@uiowa.edu
UIU
Weno, CharlesManager, Mechanical Distribution
467-4163
charles-weno@uiowa.edu
UIU
Welsh, DonaldElectrician, High Voltage
donald-welsh@uiowa.edu
UIU
Weldon, AndrewNon-employee - Utilities
andrew.weldon@engie.com
UIU
Wallick, ElisaUtility Plant Operator Ii
335-5135
elisa-wallick@uiowa.edu
UIU
Wagner, GregNon-employee - Utilities
greg.wagner@engie.com
UIU
Van Voorst, NathanNon-employee - Utilities
335-8625
nathan.vanvoorst@engie.com
UIU
Van Dusseldorp, GregoryWater Plant Operator
335-5168
greg-vandusseldorp@uiowa.edu
UIU
Thompson, MarkNon-employee - Utilities
mark.thompson@engie.com
UIU
Sychra, AdamNon-employee - Utilities
800-6022
adam.sychra@engie.com
UIU
Stiles, DillonNon-employee - Utilities
dillon.stiles@engie.com
UIU
Smith, JoshNon-employee - Utilities
joshua.smith1@engie.com
UIU
Shambaugh, PhilipNon-employee - Utilities
philip.shambaugh@engie.com
UIU
Sexton, RobertNon-employee - Utilities
356-2277
robert.sexton@engie.com
UIU
Schwarzhoff, JosephNon-employee - Utilities
335-6392
joseph.schwarzhoff@engie.com
UIU
Schubert, JeffreyNon-employee - Utilities
jeffrey.schubert@engie.com
UIU
Schrock, MonteNon-employee - Utilities
335-5156
monte.schrock@engie.com
UIU
Schrock, AaronNon-employee - Utilities
356-1784
aaron.schrock@engie.com
UIU
Sample, ChristopherNon-employee - Utilities
335-5137
christopher.sample@engie.com
UIU
Sabourin, JeremiahChilled Water Systems Tech
335-8625
jeremiah-sabourin@uiowa.edu
UIU
Roszell, LaneNon-employee - Utilities
lane-roszell@uiowa.edu
UIU
Roszell, KeithNon-employee - Utilities
335-5134
keith.roszell@engie.com
UIU
Roszell, ColeNon-employee - Utilities
335-5134
cole.roszell@engie.com
UIU
Ronan, JonNon-employee - Utilities
335-8625
jon.ronan@engie.com
UIU
Rogers, BrookNon-employee - Utilities
335-5134
brook.rogers@engie.com
UIU
Robinson, DavidNon-employee - Utilities
335-5137
david.robinson2@engie.com
UIU
Roberts, ChristopherNon-employee - Utilities
384-0828
christopher.roberts@engie.com
UIU
Redlinger, RyanNon-employee - Utilities
335-8625
ryan.redlinger@engie.com
UIU
Prier, RandyNon-employee - Utilities
randy-prier@uiowa.edu
UIU
Pitlik, LeeNon-employee - Utilities
lee.pitlik@engie.com
UIU
Pelzer, AnthonyNon-employee - Utilities
384-4665
anthony.pelzer@engie.com
UIU
Peaslee, EmersonNon-employee - Utilities
emerson-peaslee@uiowa.edu
UIU
Paul, JohnNon-employee - Utilities
800-2115
john.paul@engie.com
UIU
Paterson, GeorgeNon-employee - Utilities
335-5139
george.paterson@engie.com
UIU
Parrott, WayneNon-employee - Utilities
wayne.parrott@engie.com
UIU
Ohlinger, MarieNon-employee - Utilities
marie.ohlinger@engie.com
UIU
Novak, HelenNon-employee - Utilities
helen.novak@engie.com
UIU
Nilsson, OliviaNon-employee - Utilities
olivia-nilsson@uiowa.edu
UIU
Ney, RichardNon-employee - Utilities
800-2127
richard.ney@engie.com
UIU
Newton, MarkNon-employee - Utilities
335-5137
mark.newton1@engie.com
UIU
Netolicky, LewisNon-employee - Utilities
lewis.netolicky@engie.com
UIU
Neiderhiser, MatthewNon-employee - Utilities
matthew.neiderhiser@engie.com
UIU
Mullinnix, RogerNon-employee - Utilities
353-5309
roger.mullinnix@engie.com
UIU
Mullink, MichaelNon-employee - Utilities
335-6070
michael.mullink@engie.com
UIU
Moss, DwightNon-employee - Utilities
384-0582
dwight.moss@engie.com
UIU
Morgan, MichaelNon-employee - Utilities
michael.morgan@engie.com
UIU
Mohn, MarcNon-employee - Utilities
631-2021
marc.mohn@engie.com
UIU
Miller, MathiasWater Plant Project & Reliability Engineer
384-2631
mathias-miller@uiowa.edu
UIU
Metz, TimothyNon-employee - Utilities
335-5168
timothy.metz@engie.com
UIU
Mcknight, ScottControls Specialist
335-6469
scott-mcknight@uiowa.edu
UIU
Mcintosh, DonaldNon-employee - Utilities
donald.mcintosh@engie.com
UIU
Mcclure, GaryNon-employee - Utilities
gary.mcclure@engie.com
UIU
Mcclain, DavidNon-employee - Utilities
335-5990
david.mcclain@engie.com
UIU
Maxwell, MarkNon-employee - Utilities
335-6185
mark.maxwell@engie.com
UIU
Maxwell, CharlesNon-employee - Utilities
charles-maxwell@uiowa.edu
UIU
Marsh, MicahNon-employee - Utilities
335-8625
micah.marsh@engie.com
UIU
Lorenzen, JustinNon-employee - Utilities
justin-lorenzen@uiowa.edu
UIU
Lopez Vazquez, BryanNon-employee - Utilities
bryan-lopez@uiowa.edu
UIU
Liljestrand, NicoleNon-employee - Utilities
nicole.liljestrand@engie.com
UIU
Lefler, KenNon-employee - Utilities
384-2007
ken.lefler@engie.com
UIU
Lee, TirelleNon-employee - Utilities
tirelle.lee@engie.com
UIU
Lane, RobertNon-employee - Utilities
335-6266
robert.lane@engie.com
UIU
Landsteiner, SamuelNon-employee - Utilities
335-5168
samuel-landsteiner@uiowa.edu
UIU
Lampe, DennisNon-employee - Utilities
335-6245
dennis.lampe1@engie.com
UIU
Kumar, PrasannaPrincipal Environmental Engineer
335-5122
prasanna-kumar@uiowa.edu
UIU
Krotz, MatthewNon-employee - Utilities
matthew-krotz@uiowa.edu
UIU
Krapfl, SamuelNon-employee - Utilities
samuel-krapfl@uiowa.edu
UIU
Kramer, StevenNon-employee - Utilities
steven.kramer@engie.com
UIU
Kottenstette, StephenNon-employee - Utilities
631-4449
stephen.kottenstette@engie.com
UIU
Kottemann, BrentNon-employee - Utilities
335-5294
brent.kottemann@engie.com
UIU
Kos, AaronNon-employee - Utilities
335-2910
aaron.kos@engie.com
UIU
Koehn, AndrewNon-employee - Utilities
andrew.koehn@engie.com
UIU
Kober, WilliamNon-employee - Utilities
william.kober@engie.com
UIU
Knapp, NicoleNon-employee - Utilities
360-8653
nicole-knapp@uiowa.edu
UIU
Kesterson, CalebNon-employee - Utilities
caleb-kesterson@uiowa.edu
UIU
Kasper, DeanNon-employee - Utilities
335-5294
dean.kasper@engie.com
UIU
Kamalumpundi, ManojNon-employee - Utilities
manoj.kamalumpundi@engie.com
UIU
Johnson, MarlaNon-employee - Utilities
384-2093
marla.johnson@engie.com
UIU
Ingram, AsilNon-employee - Utilities
asil-ingram@uiowa.edu
UIU
Huggins, WilliamNon-employee - Utilities
335-5134
william.huggins@engie.com
UIU
Holder, HobeyNon-employee - Utilities
hobey.holder@engie.com
UIU
Heffernan, MatthewNon-employee - Utilities
335-5294
matthew.heffernan@engie.com
UIU
Hayslett, GaryNon-employee - Utilities
335-5156
gary.hayslett@engie.com
UIU
Harris, JoelNon-employee - Utilities
335-5137
joel.harris@engie.com
UIU
Hanselman, KellyNon-employee - Utilities
335-5168
kelly.hanselman@engie.com
UIU
Gu, YuejiaNon-employee - Utilities
yuejia.gu@engie.com
UIU
Greiner, JeremiahNon-employee - Utilities
335-5135
jeremiah.greiner@engie.com
UIU
Grage, RobertNon-employee - Utilities
robert.grage@engie.com
UIU
Goss, PhilipNon-employee - Utilities
335-5135
philip.goss@engie.com
UIU
Goss, JasonNon-employee - Utilities
631-4703
jason.goss@engie.com
UIU
Gorvin, PaulNon-employee - Utilities
335-5156
paul.gorvin@engie.com
UIU
Gorman, JackNon-employee - Utilities
jack.gorman@engie.com
UIU
Good, AbbyNon-employee - Utilities
abby.good@engie.com
UIU
Gilmartin, MelissaNon-employee - Utilities
384-3138
melissa.gilmartin@engie.com
UIU
Geronzin, LandonNon-employee - Utilities
335-5394
landon.geronzin@engie.com
UIU
Geronzin, CollinNon-employee - Utilities
collin.geronzin@engie.com
UIU
Garringer, RodgerNon-employee - Utilities
335-5134
rodger.garringer@engie.com
UIU
Forman, RaymondNon-employee - Utilities
ray.forman@engie.com
UIU
Foresman, EricNon-employee - Utilities
335-1299
eric.foresman@engie.com
UIU
Ford, JanieceUtilities Project Specialist
335-6273
janiece-ford@uiowa.edu
UIU
Forcier, MichaelControls Specialist
335-5152
michael-forcier@uiowa.edu
UIU
Escalante, ClementeNon-employee - Utilities
335-5137
clemente.escalante@engie.com
UIU
Edwards, RossNon-employee - Utilities
ross-edwards@uiowa.edu
UIU
Dixon, KerryNon-employee - Utilities
kerry-dixon@uiowa.edu
UIU
Denkman, DerickNon-employee - Utilities
derick.denkman@engie.com
UIU
Davison, CalvinNon-employee - Utilities
calvin.davison@engie.com
UIU
Daniel, TimNon-employee - Utilities
timothy.daniel@engie.com
UIU
Crossland, KeithNon-employee - Utilities
keith.crossland@engie.com
UIU
Craig, MichaelNon-employee - Utilities
335-6070
michael.craig@engie.com
UIU
Conrad, JosephNon-employee - Utilities
joseph.conrad@engie.com
UIU
Conaway, JosephNon-employee - Utilities
joseph.conaway@engie.com
UIU
Cole, AllisonNon-employee - Utilities
allison.cole@engie.com
UIU
Clark, ElizabethNon-employee - Utilities
elizabeth.clark@engie.com
UIU
Burrows, BrianNon-employee - Utilities
brian.burrows@engie.com
UIU
Burke, RyanNon-employee - Utilities
ryan.burke@engie.com
UIU
Bream, DonNon-employee - Utilities
631-4380
don.bream@engie.com
UIU
Brandt, MitchellNon-employee - Utilities
335-8625
mitchell.brandt@engie.com
UIU
Bertelli, TrevorNon-employee - Utilities
trevor.bertelli@engie.com
UIU
Bergerud, JohnNon-employee - Utilities
335-5137
john.bergerud@engie.com
UIU
Barthelman, JaredNon-employee - Utilities
jared-barthelman@uiowa.edu
UIU
Barrera, LuisNon-employee - Utilities
luis-barrera@uiowa.edu
UIU
Anderson, BrentNon-employee - Utilities
384-4622
brent.anderson@engie.com
UIU
Anderson, BenjaminNon-employee - Utilities
benjamin.anderson@engie.com
UIU