District Energy

District Energy

HPA’s vision for Hamilton’s port lands includes the development of an Integrated Community Energy Plan.

District Energy

HPA’s vision for Hamilton’s port lands includes the development of an Integrated Community Energy Plan.
HPA’s Integrated Community Energy Plan follows the principles of successful community energy plans:

  • Improve efficiency – First, reduce the energy input required for a given level of service (i.e. encourage the use of energy efficient buildings);
  • Optimize “exergy” – Avoid using high-quality energy in low-quality applications;
  • Manage heat – Capture all feasible thermal energy and use it, rather than exhaust it;
  • Reduce waste – Use all available resources, such as landfill gas, gas pressure drops and municipal, agricultural, industrial and forestry wastes;
  • Use grids strategically – Optimize use of grid energy and as a resource to optimize the overall system;
  • Use renewable resources – Tap into local biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar and wind energy; and ensure reliability.

HPA’s Community Energy Plan will offer commercial and environmental benefits to port tenants and port-district industries.

  • Reduced energy costs
  • Reduced waste and waste haulage costs
  • Reduced carbon footprint

Together, these benefits will offer an economic advantage to locating at the Port of Hamilton, and Hamilton’s north end industrial district, and will help to position Hamilton as an attractive location for economic growth.
Ongoing Community Energy initiatives include:

  • Port Fuels & Material Services Inc. plasma gasification facility – Pier 15
  • Rooftop solar installation – multiple locations
  • Implementation of energy efficient lighting in large warehouses – multiple locations
  • Heat capture & redistribution – 1632 Burlington St.

 

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