Timeline: 2022 onwards
The Zibi Community Utility District Energy System – an equal partnership between Hydro Ottawa and Zibi – currently provides net-zero carbon heating and cooling for all Zibi tenants, residents and visitors in the 34-acre riverfront city. Low-grade waste industrial heat is recovered from the neighbouring Kruger tissue mill and injected into the system. In summer, heat is rejected directly or via chillers into the Ottawa River to efficiently produce chilled water to cool the buildings. The plant, which came online in December 2021, currently services three residential buildings and three office buildings totalling 615,00 square feet.
Action: Net zero carbon district energy systems