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University of Utah IAC
Sponsored by:
University of Utah IAC
Center Established 2001
University of Utah
Director Dr. Kody Powell
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University of Utah
IAC Center of Excellence: 2020

The University of Utah Industrial Assessment Center (UU-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

196 Assessments
1,230 Recommendations
2.78 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$31.43 million Cost Savings*
96 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Energy Engineering related programs, degrees, etc:
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Related Papers & Publications
2 Papers / Publications
12 Papers / Publications
Kasra Mohammadi, Saber Khanmohammadi, Hossein Khorasanizadeh, Kody Powell, " Development of high concentration photovoltaics (HCPV) power plants in the US Southwest: Economic assessment and sensitivity analysis,", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Dec, | doi:
Kasra Mohammadi, Yazhou Jiang, Soheyl Borjian, Kody Powell, " Thermo-economic assessment and optimization of a hybrid triple effect absorption chiller and compressor,", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, April, | doi:
Derek Machalek, Aaron Young, Landen Blackburn, Pratt Rogers, Kody M Powell, " Mine operations as a smart grid resource: Leveraging excess process storage capacity to better enable renewable energy sources,", Minerals Engineering, January 1,
Kasra Mohammadi, Mohammad Saeed Efati Khaledi, Mohammad Saghafifar, Kody Powell, " Hybrid systems based on gas turbine combined cycle for trigeneration of power, cooling, and freshwater: A comparative techno-economic assessment,", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, February, | doi:
14 Papers / Publications
Khalid Rashid, Seyed Safdarnejad, Kody Powell, " Process intensification of solar thermal power using hybridization, flexible heat integration, and real-time optimization,", Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, | doi:
Kevin Ellingwood, Seyed Safdarnejad, Khalid Rashid, Kody Powell, " Leveraging Energy Storage in a Solar-Tower and Combined Cycle Hybrid Power Plant,", Energies, | doi:
Kevin Ellingwood, Seyed Mostafa Safdarnejad, Helga Kovacs, Jake F Tuttle, Kody Powell, " Analysing the benefits of hybridisation and storage in a hybrid solar gas turbine plant,", International Journal of Sustainable Energy, July 11, | doi:
Paige Brimley, Derek Machalek, Kody M Powell, " Smart Scheduling of a Batch Manufacturer’s Operations by Utilization of a Genetic Algorithm to Minimize Electrical Demand,", Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, October 15, | doi:10.1520/SSMS20190018
5 Papers / Publications
Center Director Dr. Kody Powell
Phone # +18015813957
Fax # +18015813957
Mailing Address 50 S. Central Campus Dr.
Rm 3290
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Assistant Director Julie Sieving, P.E.
University of Utah has trained 96 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Utah since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 42 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Chambers
Abby Hall
Abe Kearl
Alexander Leopardi
Alexis Jenson
Allen Neicosup
Andrew Hatch
Andrew Meldrum
Anne Dougherty
Anthony Vance
Ari Yue
Blake Billings
Brie Crofts
Brie Esplin
Brittany Pruneau
Brody Westberg
Brooke Yardley
Caleb Wray
Cameron Kelly
Chris Landes
Christopher Hillam
Connor Clay
Conrad Duerr
Dan Youngberg
Daniel Luis Moreno
Debbie Gale
Derek Machalek
Doug Crawford
Doug Voss
Elaheh Safaei
Erik Mollinet
Giovanna Roth
Grant Jimenez
Haley Feten
Hyrum Davis,
Isaac Hale
Jace Callor
Jake Immonen
James Gessel
Jared Strebel
Jesse Reeves
Jesse Sorenson
Jessica Padron-Loredo
Jim Parry
Joel Kongolo Ilunga
Kaden Plewe
Kari Keddington
Kathy LeBlanc
Kenneth Smith
Kevin Ellingwood
Kortney Shorts
Kristopher Issac Rydalch
Kyle Day
Landen Blackburn
Landon Crowther
Lizzie Pinegar
Mark Biesinger,
Mark Henry
Mark McPherson
Mateo Ismodes
Micale Ward
Michael Christensen
Michael Reynolds
Mike Chambers
Moataz Sheha
Moriah Henning
Nathan Jensen
Nestor Camacho
Paige Brimley
Paola Beltre
Parker Thomas Bodily
Pete Horseth
Quin Smith
Quinn Alleman
R.T. Williams
Rashid Bakare
Raul Rodriguez
Rick Walker
Ron Carrasquel
Russel Olsen
Ryan Hart
Ryan White
Sai Pandit
Samuel Partridge
Shoko Imamura
Stephen Denton
Susan Philyaw
Tess Jorgensen
Thomas Tran
Tofigh Sayahi
Tom Fairbanks
Will Chatwin
William Brett Graham
Yunju Lee
Yunzhi Chen
Zachary Freedman

Apply for an IAC Assessment

Specific Eligibility Requirements*:
  • Must be a US Manufacturer
  • Yearly Energy Bills:
    • Greater than $100,000
    • Less than $3,500,000
  • Within 150 miles of an IAC

*For special cases, certain requirements may be waived.

Final client selection is left to the discretion of the individual IAC center.

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