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Utilities

The University of Alberta owns and operates one of the largest campus district energy systems in North America. This energy system is anchored by the university’s Heating and Cooling plants and supplies services to the university as well as the University of Alberta Hospital, the Stollery Childrens’ Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute, the Jubilee Auditorium, Canadian Blood Services and other smaller entities.

Our skilled team of engineers, operators and trades people, provide our clients with power, steam, chilled water, compressed air, domestic water, demineralized water, storm and sanitary drainage services. We also manage all the necessary planning, engineering and construction activities related to utilities for the various U of A affiliated campuses and research stations.

As a participant in Alberta’s deregulated energy market, Utilities is able to realize cost savings through active management of our power production and natural gas purchases, which helps to reduce the operating costs of not only the university, but also each of our clients.

Mike Kohlenberg, P.Eng.
Associate Vice President, Utilities