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Edmonton district energy system scaled back from original plans

By District Energy posted 07-10-2023 14:57




A central energy hub for downtown Edmonton will cost more and be scaled down from the original vision touted as a game changer in the city's energy efficiency goals.

The Downtown District Energy System is now estimated to cost 27 per cent more to build: $35.9 million up from the $28.2 million projected in February 2021, project managers told city council on Tuesday. 

The project, under construction at 102A Avenue and 97th Street, was originally designed to generate heat and cool air from a natural gas plant.

It's been reduced to heat only, a change city and Epcor project managers came up with last June, and included in the update to city council this week.

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