City Awarded Grant for Feasibility Study Re: District Energy Options

December 18, 2015

The City of Burlington has been awarded a grant of $162,250 from the Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF)* for a study that will determine the feasibility of integrated district energy systems (DES). The study will consider energy options (renewables, district energy and cogeneration, waste heat capture, energy storage and smart grid technologies) and identify potential facility locations.

The study aligns with the City’s Community Energy Plan (CEP) that is aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing GHG emissions and increasing economic competiveness. Burlington Electricity Services is committed to working with the City to help implement the CEP, and earlier this year unveiled a Micro Turbine Cogeneration Pilot Project at its facility to demonstrate an operating district energy system.

Any additional costs towards the feasibility study will be covered by the City and Burlington Electricity Services Inc.

*The Government of Canada endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with $550 million to establish the Green Municipal Fund™. The Fund supports partnerships and leveraging of both public and private-sector funding to reach higher standards of air, water and soil quality, and climate protection.

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