Innovate Energy, comprising ENGIE, PCL Construction and Black &McDonald, won a 35-year contract to operate the district energy system that heats 80 buildings and cools 67 buildings in Canada's Capital Region.
The project is part of the Canadian government's Energy Services Acquisition Programme which aims to reduce energy use and carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.
The buildings served by the system include the parliament.
The project will include:
- Making the existing heating system safer and less energy-consuming by converting it from steam to hot water
- Replacing steam chillers with electric models in facilities in Ottawa and Gatineau
- ENGIE operating and maintaining the new system through to 2055.
To date, ENGIE operates more than 320 district heating and cooling networks in 20 countries.
In Canada, ENGIE has been offering a range of clean energy and services since 1992 and operates more than 800 MW of electricity generation facilities.