Community Energy Planning:

Planning, Development & Delivery, Strategies for Thermal Networks


This guide provides a framework for community leaders interested in developing District Energy, drawing on experiences from the US and abroad. It focuses on two energy supply systems including District Energy and Combined Heat and Power, examining the long-term opportunities in these systems and providing the tools necessary to start a conversation around local energy production.

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District Energy Website

March 2020 The new District Energy Website presented by QUEST and the YMCA of Greater Toronto will help demystify the technology and the process of building community energy systems – systems that can help Canada and the world reduce carbon pollution and increase...