Enwave’s lake water cooling system expands to Toronto’s downtown west
March 20, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan
A thermal energy storage facility will be constructed as part of Enwave Energy’s Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) system.
The DLWC system utilizes a reservoir of chilled water at the bottom of Lake Ontario as an alternative source of air conditioning for office buildings in Toronto, ON.
Enwave, Allied Properties and RioCan will develop the facility, to be housed at The Well, a residential, commercial and retail development by RioCan and Allied, located in the city’s downtown West.
This partnership aims to enable the westward expansion of Enwave’s system and hot water network, providing the first low-carbon cooling and heating option for the community.
“This is a continuation of our ongoing community-building in King West,” said Michael Emory, president and CEO at Allied. “The Well is ideally suited to a system like Enwave.”
Two six-million-litre tanks, located under The Well, will store temperature-controlled water fed by the DLWC system. It will expand the existing system’s capacity with the ability to serve over 20 million square feet of commercial, retail and residential space.