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Dunedin's eco-boiler heat plan

By District Energy posted 11-05-2019 12:35


David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times


A plan to heat central Dunedin buildings with the biggest eco-heating scheme in New Zealand is set to advance to its next stage.

The system would replace the coal-fired Dunedin Energy Centre with one run by biomass, woodchip that can be sourced from local forestry residue, which has emerged as the preferred energy source.

The Dunedin Energy Centre heats the Dunedin Hospital and University of Otago buildings, and until recently, heated Cadbury.

Such boiler systems distribute hot water around a piped network, so individual buildings can use it for air conditioning or domestic hot water.

The new system could run along George St in a big expansion of its reach.

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