November 14, 2010 | admin | Comments 0

City moving forward with geothermal heat plan

In Canada, Councillor Mark Heyck of the city of Yellowknife says they now looking for ideas from private companies on how best to operate a district heating system that would use geothermal energy from the abandoned Con Mine. “If there is a proposal that comes forward that the city deems valuable, then we would begin negotiations with a private sector partner,” he says. The geothermal plan is designed to heat 39 buildings in the downtown core by 2016 and is estimated to save some 2 million gallons of heating fuel a year.

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