Hamilton District Energy selected FVB Energy Inc. to provide a variety of business development, marketing and engineering services for this district energy system, which will initially provide heating services to 8 government and commercial buildings in downtown Hamilton. The system is scheduled to begin operations during December -2002.
• Combined Heat & Power. The CHP plant will utilize a gas fired combined heat and power engine to produce 3.3 MW of electricity and 85% of the district heating system’s annual thermal energy requirements. The plant incorporates a unique building design due to its sensitive location next to a major High School (The plant will actually be on school property).
• District heating. The heating plant will have a capacity of 61 million Btu/hour. The district heating system will utilize three natural gas fired boilers and a heat recovery boiler to provide 120 °C hot water. The distribution system will utilizes European Standard (EN 253) thin wall steel pipe.
• Commercial buildings
• Government buildings
FVB Energy, Inc. Services
FVB Energy is providing many types of services to make this project successful, including:
• Market assessment and feasibility analysis
• Conceptual design of district heating and cooling system
• Marketing and sales guidance and support
• Financial analysis and rate structure development
• Hydraulic modeling and thermal storage analysis
• Level two financial analyses prior to capital authorization
• Detailed design of plant, distribution piping and building connections
• Commissioning of system