Given that the states are in the
process of developing their CAIR rules
now, any interested source should communicate closely with its state to ensure
inclusion of the opt-in provisions in the
state’s CAIR implementation plan submittal. At the same time, owners can
work with their state agencies to craft
mutually beneficial CAIR alternative opt-in implementation programs that offer
regulatory relief, while encouraging the
replacement of older units with clean
The Clean Air Interstate Rule, with
its innovative approaches to the opt-in
program, provides a mechanism by
which additional emissions reductions
can be realized to the benefit of both
industry and the community. The inclusion of a successful opt-in program for
CAIR in a state’s rules creates a ‘
win-win’ for the sources, a state’s economy
and the environment.
The views expressed here are those of
the authors and do not necessarily reflect
the views and policies of Citizens Thermal
Energy or Purdue University.
Robin Mills Ridgway, Ph.D.,
P.E., is an environmental regulatory
consultant and environmental engineer employed by Physical Facilities
Radiological and Environmental
Management/ Utilities at Purdue
University. She assists and advises the university
with environmental compliance with state and
federal regulations, including the Clean Air Act
and the Clean Water Act. She also provides technical guidance and recommendations to the university’s Wade Utility, which provides heating and
cooling and approximately half of the electricity
for Purdue’s West Lafayette, Ind., campus. She
is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana.
Dr. Ridgway earned her doctorate in environmental engineering from Purdue University.
Her email address is email@example.com.
Ann W. McIver, QEP, is the
manager of environmental affairs
for Citizens Thermal Energy, the
owner and operator of the district
steam and chilled water systems
in Indianapolis, Ind. Her role is to
ensure that all environmental program requirements are met by the operating facilities and
to work with the federal and state regulatory
agencies. She currently serves as vice chair of
IDEA’s Safety, Operations and Environment
Forum. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distriic gct E Spner t par acey S Enecgey”04
More than 42 million
square feet reported
Submit your newly committed customers to District Energy Space
and help IDEA compile industry growth statistics for 2005.
During 2004, District Energy Space reported the addition
and re-signing of IDEA-member customers in North
America and beyond totaling more than 42 million sq ft.
Since 1990, District Energy Space has reported
317,483,736 sq ft sq ft of buildings connected to district
District Energy Space is an excellent way to demonstrate
market confidence in district energy systems to current and
potential customers. University and campus systems also
are urged to submit new buildings.
Make plans now to photograph and feature all of your
new customers in the 2005 edition of District Energy
Space! The deadline for submittal of buildings brought on
in 2005 is Mon., March 20, 2006. Buildings that renewed
contracts in 2005 also qualify for listing.
All systems submitting 2005 entries will receive a certificate
of appreciation. During the 2006 annual conference in
Nashville, IDEA will congratulate and present awards to
those systems in North America and beyond with the
greatest amount of total square footage brought on and
the greatest number of buildings brought on in 2005.
To download a submittal form, visit www.districtenergy.org/
Questions? Just call Dina Gadon at (508) 366-9339.