Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU)

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.

For more information on the UniverCity Neighbourhood Utility Service, click here.
For more information on the BMDEU, click here.


May 31st, 2019 Update from Corix
Attention: UniverCity customers of the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU)

Following Corix’s application to sell three high efficiency condensing boilers and associated equipment housed in the Temporary Energy Centre No. 1 (TEC1) filed on April 30, 2019, the BC Utilities Commission has issued the attached Order G-117-19 establishing a regulatory timetable for the written public hearing process. Proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce the rate base associated with the BMDEU’s UniverCity customers.

Parties who wish to participate in the proceeding may submit a letter of comment, register as an interested party, or request intervener status. Parties requesting intervener status must register with the BCUC by completing a Request to Intervene Form available on the BCUC’s website by the date established in the regulatory timetable attached as Appendix A to the order.

Updates on the proceedings, orders and decisions can be found directly on the Commission’s website at Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc. Application for Disposition of Assets from the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility.

Click here for more information on the British Columbia Utilities Commission Order G-117-19 including the regulatory timetable.

For more information on the above notice, please contact: energy.utilities@corix.com