District Energy provides energy to downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the adjacent West Side neighborhood. Through district energy infrastructure, we send hot water and chilled water to customer buildings to meet all of their heating and cooling needs. Our team is dedicated to exceptional service, operational excellence, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.
District Energy is a nonprofit utility. The system is the largest hot water district system in North America and an industry leader in system integration featuring biomass-fired cogeneration, thermal storage, and solar thermal technology. District Energy has been recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme as one of three systems in the United States serving as an international model for best practices.