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District of Sicamous and Federal government come to terms on biomass heater grant

Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observers Summary The District of Sicamous is looking to turn forest fuels into a modern heating solution. At their Jan. 16 meeting, district council agreed to include $500,000 in the budget to help this vision become reality. The district initially applied for federal...


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BC Bioenergy Network Hydrogen Request For Proposal

Summary The B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (Ministry) and BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) are exploring opportunities to decarbonize the B.C. economy. Within that objective, the Ministry and BCBN are interested in building a vibrant and robust hydrogen economy in the...


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DES details still need ironing out

Brandon Barrett, Pique Photo Courtesy of the Whistler Housing Authority Summary Following countless hours of negotiations with the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), to say that Tony Routley was relieved to hear that council had agreed to lend $870,000 to help Cheakamus Crossing with...


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SFU energy engineering building a fast-track ‘miracle’

Jean Sorensen, Journal of Commerce JEAN SORENSEN — The Bird Construction-built Simon Fraser University SE3P building utilizes concrete slab construction and precast decorative panels to create an eye-catching landmark at Surrey city centre. With the support of the city, it rose out of the...


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New West utility getting a new name

Theresa McManus, New Westminster Record The new urban solar garden being constructed on the roof of the Queensborough Community Centre is one of the initiatives that's prompted a change in the city's electric utility commission - which is now the New Westminster Utility Commission. Photograph...


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Creative Energy Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

Press Release, Globe Newswire VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Creative Energy, which owns and operates one of the largest thermal energy networks in Canada, today announced that Krishnan Iyer, a seasoned district energy and infrastructure executive, has joined the company as President and Chief...


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Alexandra District Energy Utility

The Alexandra District Energy Utility uses ground source heat pump technology to extract heat (renewable geothermal energy) from the ground via a network of vertical pipe loops—in cooling mode during the summer months, the energy flow is reversed and heat is pumped into the ground. ADEU enables...

Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU) Sustainability in Action - Phase 3 (1).mov


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Corix Temporary Energy Centres East and West

Corix’s TEC East and West are the two interim energy centre’s providing hot water thermal energy to the Neighbourhood District Energy Service (NDES) at UBC while the development of the Wesbrook Neighbourhood builds out. Both energy centre’s are a temporary means used to bridge the timing gap...

CORIX_Presentation-TEC Tours.pdf


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Creative Energy Steam Plant

Creative Energy was first established and has been operational since 1968, and is now a 280 MW First Class steam plant serving over 215 buildings and 50 million square feet throughout Vancouver’s downtown. The plant serves customers such as St. Paul’s Hospital, BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena,...

Creative Energy Presentation.pdf


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Southeast False Creek Neighborhood Energy System

The Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility uses waste thermal energy captured from sewage to provide space heating and hot water to buildings in Southeast False Creek. This recycled energy eliminates more than 60% of the greenhouse gas pollution associated with heating buildings....

Southeast False Creek Neighborhood Energy Utility.pdf