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Annual District Energy Conference Slated

Enwave Chicago is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to district heating and cooling development since 1909.

IDEA will hold its 2016 annual conference in St. Paul, Minn., home to a district heating and cooling system that serves Xcel Energy Center, home to the Minnesota Wild hockey team. Neighboring Minneapolis also has a large district heating and cooling system. Its newest customer is U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings.

Expected to draw nearly 1,000 attendees from around the world, the conference will include tours of the St. Paul and Minneapolis systems as well as Rochester, Minn., home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, which operates its own district energy system.

Enwave Chicago owns and operates the largest downtown district cooling system in the United States. Representatives from Enwave Chicago will be at the conference, continuing to share and learn best practices.

Photo courtesy Visit Saint Paul.

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