District Energy (Heating and Cooling)
In Baltimore, Veolia Energy owns and operates district energy networks that provide the central business district with heating and cooling services.
Veolia Energy Baltimore Heating serves approximately 255 commercial, government, institutional and hospitality customers. The district energy system provides centrally produced steam, hot water and chilled water to customers in the central business district, as well as Inner Harbor East. 60% of the steam delivered to customers originates from a waste-to-energy plant.
Veolia Energy Baltimore Cooling has been providing cooling to buildings in the downtown Baltimore business corridor since 1996.
Delivering more than 32,000 tons of cooling capacity and approximately 40 million ton-hours of low-temperature chilled water to cool 48 customers with more than 11.5 million square feet of conditioned space, the district cooling system is one of the largest ice thermal storage systems in the country.
Veolia Energy Baltimore Cooling continues to offer a cost-effective alternative to replacing, operating and maintaining in-house cooling equipment.
- University facilities
- Several Federal, State and City government facilities
- Public housing complexes
- Prestigious office buildings
- Healthcare facilities
- Hotels in downtown locations and Inner Harbor East
- 1.5 million pounds per hour of steam.
- 38,550 tons of chilled water capacity.
- 5 megawatts of electric generation capacity.
- 15-mile network of heating distribution pipes.
- 11-mile network of cooling distribution pipes.