The City of Richmond has received international recognition for its leadership in developing district energy systems that reduce carbon emissions, while delivering affordable and reliable heating and cooling.
What is District Energy?
Richmond’s wholly-owned district energy company, the Lulu Island Energy Company, centralizes the production of heating or cooling in the City Centre area. A system of pipes convey heating and/or cooling to buildings, using energy from central plants as well as integrating energy supplied from multiple sources throughout the network. District energy systems can realize a number of benefits, including:
- Low-carbon, sustainable energy
- Affordable energy
- Decreased building costs
- Fuel flexibility
Lulu Island Energy Company Service Areas
The Lulu Island Energy Company (LIEC) is Richmond’s solution to providing “clean, efficient energy for now and the future”. LIEC was incorporated in August 2013 as a municipal corporation to operate District Energy systems in the City of Richmond on the City’s behalf. For more information about service areas, customer rates, and other resources, please visit the Lulu Island Energy Company website. Projects in Richmond include three service areas:
Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU) – The City of Richmond has been awarded multiple times for the innovative Alexandra District Energy Utility project.
For more information please visit: http://www.luluislandenergy.ca/adeu/.
Oval District Energy Utility (OVEDU) – The OVDEU services new mixed-use communities adjacent to the Richmond Olympic Oval with space heating and domestic hot water heating. For more information please visit: http://www.luluislandenergy.ca/ovdeu/.
City Centre District Energy Utility (CCDEU) – Richmond’s City Centre, a rapidly growing area, is the newest district energy service area.
For more information please visit: http://www.luluislandenergy.ca/ccdeu/.
For more information about service areas, customer rates, and other resources, please visit: Lulu Island Energy Company.