Green energy project lighting up Olympic Village

The Olympic Village Neighbourhood Energy Utility stacks in action.

The Olympic Village Neighbourhood Energy Utility stacks in action.

The Olympic Village’s Neighbourhood Energy Utility,  scheduled to open officially tomorrow, is receiving a final touch-up under the Cambie Bridge, but it is already driving energy, generated from waste heat in the sewer system, to the Olympic Village.

In the long run, this demonstration project may be one of the most important legacies of the Games, a green energy generator that may later be expanded to East False Creek Flats and beyond.

Why five stacks? Each has a role. Today’s steam is a from the system’s boiler.  Others serve other purposes, venting scrubbers and even the emergency diesel back-up generator.