FVB Energy recently evaluated the impacts of the BC Energy Step Code on the OVDEU, including impacts to overall system demand, distribution piping costs, and Business-as-Usual costs for several Step Code implementation scenarios.
The Oval Village District Energy Utility (OVDEU) is an innovative district energy system which currently uses two Central Heating Plants (11 MW capacity) to provide heating and domestic hot water. As the City of Richmond begins to implement the BC Energy Step Code, system changes are going to need to be made to account for the reduced energy demand. FVB Energy was successful in providing the following:
- Updating Demand Forecast for OVDEU Extension and Expansion
- High Level DPS and EC costs
- Updated BAU Analysis
- Review and Comment on the Capital and O&M Costs based on 4 Sensitivity Scenarios