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.
The benefits of the GDEU are:
- Reduced community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Energy price stability for residents
The first phase of this utility supports 58 homes in the Parkland neighbourhood. During 2019/2020, the Town will be exploring options for future extension of the system as well as the possibility of serving adjacent development properties.
Parkland District Energy System Updates:
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