See if your new land development needs to connect to Surrey City Energy's district energy centre.

There is a mandatory connection requirement for new developments over a certain size within Surrey City Energy’s service area.

Benefits to this requirement include:

  • Enabling successful development of the utility through necessary economies of scale
  • Creating a viable investment proposition for the growth of Surrey City Energy
  • Establishing a level playing field for the development community
  • Eliminating financial risk to the public


For developers of new projects connecting to Surrey City Energy:

Services areas

Service area A

Service area A, at approximately 290 hectares, encompasses land that is primarily designated for high-density development with a floor area ratio (FAR) greater than 3.5. Many projects designated within this area are 30 to 50 storey towers with FARs above 5.0.

Service area B

Service area B encompasses the remainder of City Centre, which primarily includes land designated for low to medium densities at a FAR less than 3.5, with the majority less than 2.5 and slated for four-to-six story apartment buildings.

Buildings in Service area B are not required to connect to district energy system, but they are required to be partially district energy-compatible, allowing future buildings owners to connect to the system.