District Energy Sharing System
Blatchford’s District Energy Sharing System will produce and supply the energy needed for heating, cooling and hot water to homes and businesses in the community. The system will be built and operated by Blatchford Renewable Energy, a new City owned utility.
District energy works by centralizing energy production in neighbourhood energy centres and circulating it through underground pipes to all the buildings within the community. By sharing and centralizing the energy that homes and businesses need, buildings use significantly less energy than if each building had their own equipment. To make the system even more environmentally-friendly, Blatchford Renewable Energy will also be tying in renewable energy sources, like geoexchange, sewer heat recovery and solar panels, into the system.
By having high-efficiency buildings, utilizing renewable energy sources and sharing energy, Blatchford homes and buildings will produce approximately 75% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to a typical building in a community in Edmonton!