Ashley Energy is a district energy company that provides steam heating and chilled water services to buildings in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The company operates a central plant that generates steam and chilled water, which is then distributed to customers through an underground network of pipes.
District energy systems like Ashley Energy’s are an efficient and environmentally friendly way to provide heating and cooling services to buildings. By generating steam and chilled water in a central plant and distributing it through a network of pipes, district energy systems can avoid the energy losses that occur when individual buildings generate their own heating and cooling on-site.
Additionally, district energy systems can use a variety of fuel sources, including renewable energy sources like biomass or geothermal energy, to generate heat and power, further reducing their environmental impact.
“For nearly a century the core business district of the City of St. Louis has been heated by steam produced by the Ashley Power Plant, eliminating the need for on-site boiler room equipment, and streamlining and reducing our customers’ design, maintenance and operating costs.” (Source Ashley Energy)