Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

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. The utility is self-funded: it provides a return on investment to City taxpayers, while at the same time, provides affordable rates to customers.

The utility began operations in 2010 and since then has rapidly expanded to serve 395,000 m(4,300,000 ft2) of residential, commercial, and institutional space. Over time, the utility will be expanded to serve new developments in the neighbourhood and Great Northern Way campus lands.


Utility customers

How utility rates are set and who to contact with questions about your service.

How the utility works

How the utility makes then distributes heat and hot water to its customers.

Developers, designers, builders

Understand the process and requirements for connecting buildings to the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility.

Utility facts and presentations: in-depth

Learn about the utility's history, building design, fast facts, related documents, and more.

Related initiatives

Neighbourhood Energy Strategy

The Neighbourhood Energy Strategy will help develop additional neighbourhood energy systems throughout Vancouver.