District Heating Networks

District heating is an intelligent, environmentally friendly way to distribute heat, generated in a centralized location for all kinds of heating requirements such as space heating and water heating for homes, schools, hospitals as well as other public, residential or commercial buildings, even process steam to food processing facilities. The heat can obtained from a biomass cogeneration plant, although heat-only boiler stations, geothermal heating, heat pumps and central solar heating are also used.
Combined modules using biomass systems for the base load requirements as well as fossil fuels for peak load supply and back-up are a proven way to ensure supply security. Our Strathona County Biomass Module has set an example for state of the art district heating system design.
District heating plants can provide higher efficiencies and better pollution control than localized boilers. According to some research, district heating with combined heat and power (CHPDH) is the cheapest method of cutting carbon emissions, and has one of the lowest carbon footprints of all fossil generation plants.