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Burlington files for state approval of district energy project at McNeil plant

By District Energy posted 02-13-2023 07:16


VT Digger


Discussed since the early 1980s, a plan to harness steam heat from Burlington’s wood-fired power plant took a step forward earlier this month when project consultants asked for state approval.

The project would serve three clients with heat from the McNeil Generating Station: the University of Vermont, the UVM Medical Center and the Intervale Center. It is estimated to cost around $40 million to $45 million, according to Darren Springer, general manager of the Burlington Electric Department.

In an interview, Springer called the Feb. 1 land-use application a “momentous step.”

“We’ve never had a district energy proposal in all the many years and decades of looking at this project that’s reached the point where it's been designed and engineered and ready for state permitting,” he said.

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