Long known as one of America’s most livable cities, Tulsa has maintained the integrity of its downtown area while modernizing historic structures that date back to the city’s early days as the “Oil Capital of the World.” One of Tulsa’s infrastructure updates–not shared by most cities of its size–is the central heating and cooling (District Energy) facility through which downtown buildings may outsource their thermal energy needs. In Tulsa’s central business district, Vicinity Energy utilizes its underground piping network to provide heating and cooling to 7.1 million square feet of space in approximately 30 buildings.
Vicinity Energy develops and delivers energy efficiency solutions that help its Tulsa clients decrease consumption of energy and fossil fuels, control costs, mitigate operating risks, extend the useful life of energy infrastructure, and reduce carbon footprint. To achieve these benefits for their customers, Vicinity Energy's energy offerings include district energy, combined heat and power, energy plant O&M, renewable energy, and energy management and advisory services. As a leading operator and developer of energy efficient solutions, Vicinity Energy owns and operates the largest portfolio of environmentally responsible District Energy systems in the U.S., serving more than 1,300 customers in 15 cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Oklahoma City, Portland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Trenton, and Tulsa. On a global scale, Vicinity Energy is the leader in optimized resource management, designing and providing water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.
Through its three complementary business activities, Vicinity Energy helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. Locally, Vicinity Energy's customers in Tulsa include prestigious office buildings, state and county government facilities, private apartment buildings, and arts and cultural centers in the downtown area. Vicinity Energy customers all experience the benefits of competitive energy costs, reduced capital expenditures, and reduced operations and maintenance costs. The company’s Tulsa staff of 16 locally based professionals is adept at operating and maintaining the state-of-the-art District Energy technology that results in reduced fuel usage and carbon footprints, more than the conventional generation of steam and chilled water from in-house boilers. Vicinity Energy has a history of maintaining long-term client relationships, with many Tulsa customers receiving service continuously for 30 years.
Around-the-clock service is available 24-7, with a track record of 99.9 percent reliability. Vicinity Energy’s highly efficient system consists of electric and steam-turbine chillers with a production capacity of 24,000 tons of chilled water and 291 mlbs/hr. of steam, along with the cogeneration of electricity. Vicinity Energy looks forward to continued contributions to the sustainable development, growth, and prosperity of Tulsa through partnerships with city officials and business leaders, and by providing high quality, and reliable energy efficiency services. To find out more about Vicinity Energy's efficient solutions, visit their website at www.vicinityenergy.us