The implementation of a district heating and/or cooling scheme (referred to as a District Energy System (DES)) is one of the opportunities available for the Central City rebuild following the Christchurch earthquakes.
Expressions of Interest for building a DES were sought and closed on 6 September 2011.
The Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) invited Expressions of Interest on the feasibility of a DES from the following perspectives:
1. Technical feasibility
2. Social, Environmental, Economic and Political feasibility
3. Investment and Ownership feasibility