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Building and Growing A District Energy Business in Alberta: ENMAX District Energy

Summary As the name implies, District Energy is ultimately an energy business. Unlike more well established DE systems in North America, with thousands of meter of installed thermal pipeline, new systems like ENMAX District Energy, in Calgary, are as much a construction business as a thermal...


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Alberta town hopes to pull new kind of energy from old gas well

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, CBC News Summary There are no commercial geothermal plants currently operating in Alberta, but new research is exploring that possibility. (Canadian Press) An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas...

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Growing a District Energy Start-up

Summary Looking at well-established DE systems throughout the world, it’s difficult to imagine the cost, logistical and political challenges associated with constructing these systems today. But building DE systems are not a thing of the past. ENMAX Corporation is forging ahead with expansion...


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Cogeneration's Challenges and Rewards at the University of Calgary: Should We Do It Again?

Summary In early 2012, the University of Calgary (Alberta) placed their new 13 MW cogeneration system into commercial operation. Though there have been some challenges and 'lessons learned' in achieving the CHP system's potential, it has been a success from both an economic and an environmental...


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Red Deer College introduces new Alternative Energy Lab

Carlie Connolly, Red Deer Express August 9, 2017 Summary Construction on a new Alternative Energy Lab for Red Deer College begins today. The lab will be utilized for teaching, demonstration and applied research related to alternative energy opportunities. “The Alternative Energy Lab will be...

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Airport redevelopment project taking off

Sharon Crowther, The Globe and Mail August 4, 2017 Summary Edmonton’s Blatchford project has been plagued by delays, but the heavy equipment is finally at work. It aims to set the bar for carbon-neutral living in Canada and Blatchford , a 217-hectare development on the site of the...

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Federal Infrastructure Bank Could Boost District Energy Projects

Gordon Kent, Edmonton Sun June 3, 2017 Summary The new federal infrastructure bank might help Edmonton finance district energy projects being explored for downtown and Blatchford, Mayor Don Iveson says. The Crown corporation is still being developed, but with $35-billion in federal government...