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City of Edmonton District Energy Project

By District Energy posted 02-27-2024 16:00


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The city of Edmonton said it plans to advance feasibility studies for district energy systems in River Crossing, Exhibition Lands, Bonnie Doon, and Heritage Valley. District energy systems consist of energy centres that produce zero-emission thermal energy to heat, cool, and provide energy to buildings across a neighbourhood. The city is constructing a district energy hub downtown at 102A Avenue and 97 Street, based out of the Winspear Centre expansion. That project has increased in cost from $28 million to $36 million and decreased in scope, providing only heating, instead of heat and power. At the time, Coun. Erin Rutherford said she couldn’t support the project, “knowing the current economic conditions we’re in, knowing where else we want to push levers on climate action, seeing that kind of operating loss on a year-over-year basis ranging between $1.5 and $3 million.”

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