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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...

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District Energy Public Sector Leadership Awards at IDEA2018

IDEA Recognizes Municipal Leadership in District Energy Systems in Greater Vancouver At its recent 109 th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the International District Energy Association (IDEA) recognized six greater Vancouver cities with IDEA Public Sector Leadership...


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Municipal DE Systems: Managing Issues through Legal Documentation

Summary As with all significant projects, the establishment and ongoing operation of district energy systems exposes municipal service providers to a number of risks and concerns. These include securing connections, building system compatibility, land access, allocation of risks, regulatory and...

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Air-Source Heat Pumps for Low-Carbon Heating and Cooling

Summary The Lulu Island Energy Company undertook the design and construction of a 1.5 MW air-source heat pump plant to service a new large-format retail development, which was commissioned in Fall 2016. The plant provides heating and cooling to 70% of the floor area of the new development (284...

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Oval Village DEU Private Public Partnership, A Success Story, What's Next

Summary LIEC (a municipal corporation) and Corix (a private utility) created a 30-year private-public partnership to develop a low carbon district energy system. Corix designs, builds, finances and operates the system, LIEC owns and manages the infrastructure, and the City of Richmond’s Council...

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Is Site C solution in Richmond’s backyard?

Graeme Wood, Richmond News Coun. Harold Steves says large-scale geothermal projects can mitigate future power requirements in B.C., thus negating any need to flood the Peace River Valley for the Site C hydroelectric dam. The City of Richmond created its own geothermal company, which sells...


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KWL Wins CCE Award of Excellence

Kerr Wood Leidal Summary Kerr Wood Leidal, a member of IDEA, received the Award of Excellence for its Central at Garden City District Energy System Mini-Plant at the 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala held on October 24 in Ottawa. The Central at Garden City District Energy...


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The City of Richmond's Alexandra District Energy Utility wins 2016 IDEA System of the Year Award

Summary The City of Richmond's Alexandra District Energy Utility (now Lulu Island Energy Company) was announced as the winner of the 2016 System of the Year at the Annual Chairman's Banquet on Wednesday evening, June 22, at the 107th Annual Conference & Trade Show in St. Paul, Minn. ...

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Oval Village DEU Private Public Partnership – A Success Story

Summary Lulu Island Energy Company (a wholly-owned municipal corporation) and Corix Utilities (a private utility company) created a 30-year private-public partnership to develop a low carbon district energy system. Corix designs, builds, finances and operates the system, LIEC owns and manages...

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Alexandra District Energy Utility transfers to Lulu Island Energy Company

Press Release April 13, 2017 The City of Richmond, BC, the owner of the Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU), is excited to share the news of the recent ADEU asset transfer to Lulu Island Energy Company (LIEC). LIEC is a wholly-owned municipal corporation, established to manage district...