Efficient, sustainable, flexible
Community energy is a system that delivers heat to a number of buildings from a central source. Strathcona County's system uses hot water heated by boilers. The hot water is delivered through underground, insulated pipes to heat individual buildings.
The boilers and other equipment are housed in the Energy Centre, which is located in central Sherwood Park: an area also known as Centre in the Park.
The system first began to supply heat in November of 2006. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and sulphur dioxide, by 1,100 tonnes each year.