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March 11, 2005

steam turbine

Simply "big" doesn't describe it

A new steam turbine was unloaded March 3 at the Iowa State power plant. Once installed, the turbine generator will increase electrical production by about 35 percent and enable the university to meet all its electricity needs without buying additional electricity. The turbine generator will pay for itself in about 20 years. Photo by Bob Elbert.