Duluth Energy Systems is transforming to a modern, efficient community energy system. In 2018, we completed the first phase of our steam to hot water transition on Superior Street. Learn more about this advancement on our project page.

We will be continuing to work with the City of Duluth to develop a vision for Duluth Energy Systems that can deliver system improvements and carbon reductions to benefit the customer base and the community. For this municipal district energy system, the critical components of that vision are a transition away from steam distribution to more efficient and cost-effective hot water; a transition from coal to renewable energy; and partnering with the City of Duluth to promote the potential of its unique asset. Read the Ever-Green blog post “Investing in Reliable, Sustainable Outcomes in Duluth.”

To keep up-to-date on the progress of the Superior Street construction check out the City’s website.

“Duluth has a proud history of addressing challenges while delivering innovation. The Steam Plant project provides an opportunity for both – addresses our challenge of an 85-year-old, coal-fired down-town heating system while incorporating flexible and renewable energy sources, such as biomass, to fuel this closed loop hot water system. The time is now, and we’re ready to get this done to benefit downtown while protecting our natural resources.”

– Emily Larson, Mayor, City of Duluth

Watch “Shaping Superior Street.” The television program produced was by KBJR 6 and chronicles the first phase of Duluth’s Superior Street reconstruction project.

Duluth Energy Systems is operated and managed by Ever-Green Energy.