We’re expanding the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) along Quebec Street from 3rd to 6th avenues and on 3rd, 4th, and 6th avenues from Quebec Street to Main Street. The NEU provides heat and hot water to buildings in False Creek and is expanding service into the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
Construction begins May 19, 2020.
Neighbourhood Energy Utility
The Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) uses waste thermal energy captured from sewage to provide space heating and hot water to buildings in the Southeast False Creek and Great Northern Way neighbourhoods.
By expanding the NEU, we can provide this renewable energy to several additional neighbourhoods, including areas of Mount Pleasant, the False Creek Flats, and Northeast False Creek.
This renewable energy system produces 62% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional heating systems, while maintaining cost effective and stable rates. The green technology used by the NEU is truly innovative – it’s the first utility in North America to use waste heat recovered from untreated urban waste water.
May 2020 - fall 2020
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed
Weekends: as needed
How this project may affect you
This system provides renewable energy for heat and hot water to buildings in the neighbourhood.
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