Burnaby Mountain Energy Project
The SFU Community Trust has partnered with Corix Utilities to develop and operate a sustainable energy system that provides clean, green heat and domestic hot water to new housing projects within the UniverCity community. The utility will decrease associated greenhouse gas emissions on Burnaby Mountain by approximately 85 per cent at full buildout.
The Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU for short) is in the early stages of construction and is now powering nine recently completed buildings through a temporary high efficiency natural gas power plant. A larger Biomass facility will be constructed when sufficient demand has been created.
Construction for the BMDEU Biomass facility is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 4th, 2019. Prior to the start of construction, Corix Utilities provided a couple of Information Sessions at UniverCity on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 to provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the exciting project and hear about the temporary road closures and detours impacting the community that will be implemented for the project. For those unable to attend the Information Sessions, the presentation file is available to view online here.