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Central Heating Plant (CHP) Modernization Workshop Hosted by ESAP and DND

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On April 18th, 2023, the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP), the Department of National Defence (DND), the Danish Trade Council, the Danish District Energy Association, and more, gathered together for a Central Heating Plant (CHP) Modernization Workshop. This successful event was hosted in Ottawa by ESAP and DND. ESAP presented the modernization project to the Danish Ambassador and the Director General of Strategic Sourcing a sector within Public Services and Procurement Canada. Topics included (but we’re not limited to) an introduction to Danish solutions, perspectives from Denmark’s District Energy System (DES) Association, DND National CHP studies, plant challenges, performance contracts and financing. The event had over 180 participants from around the globe who encouraged a lively Questions & Answers panel discussion.

Tomasz Smetny-Sowa, ESAP’s Senior Director, remarked, “We are already looking forward to our next collaborative workshop on District Energy System (DES) Modernization with DND and the Danish Consulate from Toronto. ESAP was proud to present our modernization project; a path toward greening government operations in the National Capital Region (NCR). We learned a lot from all the presentations and hope the other participants gained insights from our journey toward the modernization of the NCR’s DES.”