District Energy St. Paul is committed to environmental stewardship, use of renewable resources, and energy-efficient systems, such as chilled water storage, renewable CHP, and integration of solar thermal. Furthermore, our teams working in the plant and distribution system strive to achieve optimal system efficiencies to reduce fuel inputs needed to serve our customers.
District Energy and Ramsey County Honored with Sustainable Saint Paul Award
District Energy and Ramsey County received a Sustainable Saint Paul Award in the Renewable Energy category for the solar thermal installation on the Law Enforcement Center’s roof. The county’s solar thermal installation is providing 40 percent of the Law Enforcement Center’s domestic hot water needs. The District Energy engineering team provided support during the installation and commissioning of the system. The joint project to install a solar hot water system on the county law enforcement center in St. Paul is the first solar thermal installation of this size in District Energy St. Paul’s network and serves as a demonstration project for other small- to medium-sized buildings in our system. We applaud Ramsey County’s leadership in renewable energy and the funding partnership with the City of St. Paul, Minnesota Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Energy.
“District Energy St. Paul is one of our community’s greatest assets, having succeeded in reducing air pollution, increasing energy efficiency, and introducing new renewable energy technologies all while holding the cost of energy stable in Saint Paul.” —Congresswoman Betty McCollum