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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


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The FAES Energy Centre at TELUS Garden

The TELUS Garden development features a central energy plant with high efficiency heat pumps and waste heat recovery from the TELUS Data Centre. Peaking and backup energy is supplied from Creative Energy’s Steam System. The TELUS Garden energy centre is owned and operated by FortisBC Alternative...

FAES Telus Garden Presentation for IDEA 2018-public.pdf


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University of British Columbia's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility and Campus Energy Centre

Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility At UBC's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility, a first of its kind project in North America, the system processes renewable biomass to generate thermal energy supplied via UBC’s new district energy system for heating campus buildings. The BRDF...

UBC Tour Slides.pdf


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TECO Announces New Employees and Promotion

Press Release, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) Houston-based Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) recently announced two new employees and a promotion. Michael Manoucheri, PE, has joined the company as vice president, engineering and maintenance. He will be responsible for TECO’s plant engineering...


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How an Ambitious Minnesota Eco-Project Became a Density Battleground

Jay Walljasper, City Lab Before it closed in 2011, Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant churned out millions of vehicles. It's now set to become a "net-zero" mixed-use development. Cory Ryan/Getty Images Summary Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota opened in 1925 to...