Climate Actions by Metro Vancouver

  • Biogas Recovery
    Metro Vancouver will build a facility at its Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant to capture biogas and upgrade it to pipeline quality renewable natural gas for sale to FortisBC. This renewable natural gas will be used in the region to replace natural gas from fossil fuel sources.
  • Effluent Heat Recovery
    At Metro Vancouver’s new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, heat will be extracted from treated effluent and transferred to a hot water loop that will distribute the energy to buildings served by Lonsdale Energy Corporation, a district energy provider in the City of North Vancouver. The effluent heat recovery facility will achieve GHG emissions reductions by displacing the use of natural gas in boilers. The system will be operational in 2021.
  • Waste-to-Energy Facility
    This Burnaby-based facility processes about 260,000 tonnes of the region’s solid waste each year, generating 170,000 MWh of electricity and recovering 7,000 tonnes of ferrous metals annually.
  • Carbon Price Policy for Use in Decision Making
    This policy establishes a price on Applicable Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, and enables the value of those GHG emissions to be incorporated into Life Cycle Cost Analyses for Metro Vancouver projects or initiatives.
  • Capilano Energy Recovery Facility
    Metro Vancouver’s Capilano Energy Recovery Facility uses a turbine to generate electricity from the treated drinking water that is returning from the higher elevation Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant to the lower elevation Capilano distribution system. The electricity generated is used to offset a portion of the power requirements for the Capilano Raw Water Pump Station.
  • Corporate Energy Management
    Metro Vancouver works under a policy that commits the organization to continuously improve energy performance in its operations including its own large facilities, and to improve the efficiency with which it produces, generates, and recovers energy.