Gibsons District Energy Utility (GDEU)

The Gibsons District Energy Utility (GDEU) is a sustainable utility that utilizes renewable energy in the form of heat from the earth. The system consists of infrastructure owned and operated by the Town (pumphouse, distribution lines, geo-energy fields, service connections) and privately owned heat pumps.

Currently, the utility supports 58 homes in the Parkland neighbourhood.

In 2020, Gibsons’ Council made the decision to decommission the utility over a three-year period. Property owners will be compensated for the remaining life of their heat pumps as at September 30, 2023 (the final day of operation for the utility.)

To learn more about the options considered by Council, the phased decommissioning of the utility and the compensation structure, please click here.

Staff Reports to Council

May 8, 2018 – GDEU Improvements/Remediation
November 7, 2017 – GDEU Operations & Maintenance Proposal

July 18, 2017 – District Energy Improvements Update
April 18, 2017 – Course of Action re) GDEU
April 4, 2017 – Gibsons District Energy Utility Expansion Plans

Parkland District Energy System Updates:

Letter-to-Parkland-Residents-Update-November-2019
Letter-to-Parkland-Residents-Update-May-2019
Letter-to-Parkland-Residents-re-leak-March-2019

February 9, 2017 – Update #1
February 16, 2017 – Update #2
March 24, 2017 – Update #3
June 5, 2017 –  Update #4
August 22, 2017 – Update #5
November 9, 2017 – Update #6