November 11th, 2015


Wednesday 11th, November 2015

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Operation of the UNI Power Plant

Topic: Learn about the UNI power plant equipment, fuel consumption, electrical generation and the use of current technology at the plant.

Located on the west edge of campus, the UNI Power Plant generates steam and electrical power providing energy for lighting, heating and cooling systems for main campus buildings.

This co-generation plant uses four boilers with a total steam capacity of 345,000 pounds/hour to annually produce 689 million pounds of steam. The steam is used on campus for building heat, domestic hot water heating, cooking in food services, and making chilled water for cooling via steam absorption chillers. The plant is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The campus used 59.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The power plant produces 41% of the electricity with a 7.5 mega-watt extraction turbine. The remaining 59% electrical usage is purchased from the local utility.

Steam and electricity are distributed from the plant to campus via tunnels, underground piping systems and underground conduit systems.

Speaker: Mr. Brent Maitland, UNI Power Plant Manager, served in the US Navy from 1988-1994 in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. He graduated from the UNI Industrial Technology Program in May 2000 and was the UNI Power Plant Operations Manager from 2000-2010. He was named UNI Power Plant Manager in 2010 and continues in that role today.

Program Chair: Tom Pfiffner

Meal: Grilled Pork Chop

Price: $18.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 9 November 2015. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.