Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)┬áis pleased to release a new White Paper: “The Regulation of District Energy Systems” by Peter Ostergaard (PDF). The paper examines the services, financials, governance and rate-setting frameworks for nine diverse District Energy (DE) systems in BC. It outlines risks associated with DE development, and concludes with a number of recommendations for policy-setters and developers to mitigate those risks and ensure that DE systems are energy efficient and cost effective.

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