Baltimore City and Veolia Celebrate Completion of Chilled Water Plant 1

Delivering a Positive Environmental Impact in the Community through Teamwork

Delivering a Positive Environmental Impact in the Community through Teamwork

Veolia and its partners proudly celebrated the completion of upgrades at Plant 1 on September 25th, one of four interconnected sustainable chilled water plants operated by Veolia in the City of Baltimore. Plant 1 provides 5,400 tons of chilled water to the Convention Center, Camden Station at Oriole Park, as well as more than 50 major customers in Baltimore. 

The updated chilled water infrastructure supports a sustainable future for the City of Baltimore by ensuring system cooling resiliency and reducing electrical consumption – efficiencies that will net nearly $190,000 per year in power savings for the city and eliminate 6,137 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually.

"Today, we recognize the shared achievement of public and private partners who have reached a significant milestone in helping the City of Baltimore meet its climate goals to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 15 percent by 2020,” said Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.  “By working together to improve our city’s district energy system, Veolia and its partners are delivering more sustainable and resilient heating and cooling infrastructure -- supporting economic growth in Baltimore City.”

Teamwork between Veolia and its partners, including the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) and the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) brought the Chilled Water Plant 1 to fruition, $2.1 million under budget. The event commemorating the completion was attended by over 100 guests, including Baltimore City Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, BCC Executive Director Peggy Daidakis and MSA Executive Director Michael Frenz.