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Surrey City Energy Connections for Developers

A mandatory connection requirement has been established for new developments over a certain size within Surrey City Energy’s service area. This both enables successful development of the utility but also a level playing field for the development community.

Mandatory connection eliminates financial risk to the public, helps achieve necessary economies of scale and creates a viable investment proposition for the growth of Surrey City Energy.

  • 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 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.