District Energy Windsor

Developed by District Energy Windsor, a division of the Windsor Utilities commission, to support the City Centre's development initiatives, Windsor's district energy system was one of the first in North America to supply both hot water heating and chilled water cooling service.  Designed for optimal efficiency and flexibility with leading district energy partners, users of the system share in reliable, comfortable, low cost energy.

Whether replacing an existing heating and cooling system or designing a new high-efficiency in-building system, owners will experience significant benefits when they connect to district energy.

For further information on the District Energy Windsor system, please contact 519-977-2665 or by email at districtenergyinfo@enwin.com.

What is District Energy?

District energy is an energy-efficient, environmentally sound method of heating and cooling buildings.

High operating costs, supply disruptions and environmental impact are driving municipalities and property owners to invest in alternative energy technology for the heating and cooling of their buildings.  The district energy option is quickly becoming the preferred method for its numerous benefits and advantages.

Hot water and/or chilled water, produced at a central plant located within the community, is pumped through an underground piping distribution network to individual buildings for heating, cooling, domestic hot water or process purposes.

District energy takes the place of in-house boilers and chillers and associated appurtenances.

Compared to in-house boiler and chiller systems, district energy is more fuel efficient, more environmentally sound, easier for the building owner to operate and maintain, more reliable, more comfortable and convenient, has lower life-cycle costs and offers better design flexibility.