UManitoba updates energy infrastructure, reduces reliance on fossil fuels


In an effort to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, the University of Manitoba has announced that it will update the infrastructure in its central energy plant. UManitoba will decommission four natural gas boilers and replace them with three electric boilers and one natural gas boiler. According to the university, this update will reduce UManitoba’s greenhouse gas emissions by 16,000 tons annually. “The switch to electric power and away from reliance on natural gas will transform our campus in terms of current and future impacts for our climate and sustainability,” said UManitoba Associate VP (Administration) Raman Dhaliwal.