Gibsons District Energy Utility (GDEU)

The Gibsons District Energy Utility (GDEU) utilizes renewable energy in the form of heat from the earth to warm and cool connected homes. 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.)

Details about the decommissioning may be found in these documents:

2020-06-08 Letter to Parkland Residents re) GDEU Decommissioning

2020-06-08 GDEU Decommissioning-Consultants Report

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

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