Low-Carbon District Heating

Calgary District Heating Inc.


Project Type

Demonstration

Project Status

Contribution Agreement

Location

Alberta

Funding Amount

$6,500,000

Calgary District Heating Inc’s (CDHI’s) First-of-Kind Commercial Implementation for the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Industrial Transformation Challenge involves the installation of new electric boiler capacity to generate industrial heat, expansion of the facility’s electrical infrastructure, procurement of emissions-free solar electricity, and the integration of thermal energy storage. The Project will involve the purchase, installation, and integration of a hot water electric boiler, and novel thermal energy storage system.  This novel approach will help transform district heat, allowing for the storing and discharging thermal energy in response to heat demands in a way that is decoupled from electricity market conditions, allowing for abundant renewable energy to serve the heating market.