Fraser Mills, Coquitlam

Coquitlam considers district energy for new community

On the Fraser River in Coquitlam, the Beedie Group is developing an 89-acre master-planned community that will include a mix of residential, commercial, retail, light industrial and post secondary institutional uses. The entire development will include 34 buildings.

A district energy system is being considered to improve the environmental performance of the community. Terasen Energy Services would be its owner and operator. The initial fuel source would be gas, with conversion to alternative energy sources once the system reaches appropriate capacity.

BC Hydro's role

BC Hydro has provided pilot project funding and technical expertise towards assessing the feasibility of a district energy system for this community.