Timeline: 2014 onwards.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations:
Oakville Hydro Energy Services Inc., a division of Oakville Hydro Corporation, in collaboration with the Town of Oakville has installed over 4,000 roof-top solar PV panels on four of the town’s corporate facilities producing 1,092,919 kWh energy annually.
Geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems:
The town operates one GHP system located at the Oakville Transit site. The system provides heating and cooling to 25,000 square feet of the facility’s administrative offices and is comprised of 46 outside wells on a vertical loop configuration that are connected to 12 roo_x0002_mounted heat pumps. The system has a heating and cooling capacity of 120 tons which is equivalent to 420 kW.
A second GHP system, located in the new Southeast Community Centre became operational in 2020 and includes 64 wells and water-to-water heat pumps in a vertical configuration. The system will have a heating and cooling capacity of 210 tons which is equivalent to 740 kW.
Action: Renewable Energy Systems