New North Shore sewage treatment plant could produce renewable energy

By District Energy posted 09-18-2017 00:00


Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun


Metro Vancouver’s board will decide this week whether to spend $17.9 million on a system to capture thermal energy from treated sewage at the new North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Staff have recommended the expenditure, along with an agreement to sell the energy to the the City of North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Energy Corporation, and the regional district’s utilities committee gave it the green light last week.

“Hopefully we’ll get it through and we’ll be able to produce basically free energy that would have otherwise gone into the ocean,” said utilities committee chair Darrell Mussatto, who is also the mayor of the City of North Vancouver. “We’re excited about that.”

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