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Environmental Initiative Energy and Climate Award 2021

Duluth Energy Systems has been transforming into a modern, efficient community energy system. The project and its partners were honored with Environmental Initiative’s Climate and Energy Award.

You can hear more about the City’s continuous efforts to reduce emissions to the benefit of system customers and the community in the Environmental Initiative blog post “Talking climate action and district energy with the City of Duluth and Ever-Green Energy.”

Learn more about the system advancement on our project page and in the Ever-Green blog post “Far Superior: Serious efficiency gains in Duluth business and hospital corridors.”

We will be continuing to work with the City of Duluth to develop a vision that can deliver system improvements and carbon reductions to benefit the customer base and the community. Read the Ever-Green blog post “Investing in Reliable, Sustainable Outcomes in Duluth.”

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

“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

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