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    University of Dayton to achieve 100% carbon-free power

    AES Ohio is partnering with the University of Dayton (UD) and Tallgrass Energy with Kanin Energy through a filing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for approval of an agreement. The project involves buying output from a waste-heat generation source and serving UD with the output.


    WhatThe agreement enables development of a waste-heat generator providing 24/7 carbon-free energy. That energy will be purchased by AES Ohio and used to serve the electricity requirements for the UD campus. No other customers will be charged for anything related to this contract. The waste-heat generator will pay for ongoing use of the distribution system, thereby contributing to cover costs of the distribution system. Additionally, distribution investments in the area for this project will provide greater distribution system reliability.

    WhenThe filing at the PUCO is expected to have a ruling by end of year. Once approved, Kanin Energy plans to build the asset at Tallgrass Energy’s natural gas pipeline compression site. Energy delivery to UD is expected in 2025.


    WhereThe waste-heat facility is located at Tallgrass Energy’s natural gas compression site in Fayette County, between Washington Court House and Jeffersonville.


    Waste recovery

    Many industrial processes vent exhaust flue gas containing a significant amount of wasted energy that can be converted into electricity.

    How it works

    • Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbines are closed loop systems using an organic fluid that heats up to drive a turbine
    • Ideal heat sources are temperatures greater than 150°C / 300°F
    • Kanin uses off-the-shelf technology with proven deployments
    • Kanin is technology agnostic, picking the best tech for the application
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    Project highlights

    • Location: 40 miles southeast from UD
    • Clean Power: 10.5 MW (~90,900 MWh/yr)
    • RECs: 90,900 OH renewable credits
    • CO2 Avoided:+50,900 tons per year
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    Where can I get more information?

    Visit PUCO website for more information. The case number is 23-804-EL-AEC.

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