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District Energy and Geothermal

The regulatory frameworks affecting district energy projects continue to evolve as the sector continues to grow. Our team can help you navigate the developing district energy landscape in Canada, ensuring your projects successfully meet regulatory requirements and drive value and growth.

Low carbon heating and cooling systems, waste heat recovery and geothermal energy development projects will contribute in a meaningful way to the energy transition underway around the world.

Our expertise in broad oil and gas and power industry matters allows us to provide thoughtful and comprehensive guidance to clients and interested stakeholders in the district energy and geothermal industries across the country. Working seamlessly across our energy, projects, infrastructure, finance and tax teams, McCarthy Tétrault provides comprehensive legal, regulatory and commercial guidance to support the development, construction, financing and operation of district energy and geothermal energy projects.

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  • Enwave Energy Corporation in connection with the development of a state-of-the-art thermal energy storage facility with the capacity to hold 2 million gallons of water in The Well complex in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Confidential Client in connection with the financing and development of a geothermal energy project associated with conventional oil and gas assets.
  • Enwave Energy Corporation in connection with the negotiation of project agreements for their partnership with Mattamy Homes Canada for a community-scale distributed geothermal energy system for a 315 home housing development in Canada.
  • Noventa Energy Partners in connection with the development of the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project that will supply up to 90% of the heating and cooling needs of the Toronto Western Hospital campus.
  • Enwave Energy Corporation in connection with the expansion of its Deep Lake Water Cooling System that is used to cool over 100 buildings in the City of Toronto.
  • Confidential Client in connection with the acquisition of subsurface geothermal rights and guidance on regulator matters pertaining to the development of geothermal energy resources.