The Prince Edward Island has approved two contracts for biomass heating systems to be installed in 13 different buildings in an effort to reduce its reliance on more expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels, reports Daily Business Buzz.
Company 8230773 Ltd., an Island company associated with Atlantic Heat, has been awarded a contract for:Western Hospital; Athena School; Summerside Intermediate School;and Young Offenders Facility in Summerside.
Wood4Heating Canada will be awarded a contract for: East Wiltshire School; Elliot River School; Morell High School; Stonepark Junior High School; Souris Hospital; Souris K-12 School; Beach Grove Home; New Prince Edward Home; and Provincial Correctional Centre.
The contracts are for 20-year terms and the companies are responsible for the design, construction and operation of the units.
Converting to biomass will save the province roughly $120,000 in heating costs each year.
The systems will be installed over the next three years.