Thermal Ventures II, L.P. specializes in acquiring and operating district energy systems. Our plants provide energy-efficient, environmentally friendly heating and cooling services in densely populated central business districts and industrial and campus settings. Our customers use our services as an alternative to operating their own steam boilers, chillers or other energy systems.

new boiler control systems represent an investment in steam production
detroit thermal, llc spring 2006
As part of its multi-year, $22 million capital improvement program, Detroit Thermal recently upgraded the controls on boilers Number 1 and 2. They are now equipped with electronic computerized burner management control systems that allow an operator in the control room to monitor and change many aspects of the steam generation system. [ full story ]

where rubber meets the road: scrap tire viable fuel in akron
akron thermal, lp second quarter 2006
In the mid 1990's, Akron Thermal LP took a proactive approach to reduce its reliance on natural gas at its Akron, Ohio, district energy facility. The company engaged in some 'new thinking' about fuel diversification, restarting a coal-fired boiler in late 1994 and introducing recycled waste wood in early 1996. Although waste wood was available, there were hurdles... These hurdles forced management to look for the ideal fuel supplement - a solution that would be environmentally acceptable, readily available and would provide the added Btus needed to complement the operation without requirint it to turn to expensive natural gas. The answer: scrap tires, or 'tire-derived fuel' (TDF). [ full story ]

detroit thermal comments on mpsc order
detroit thermal, llc september 2005
The following statement is from Chuck French, president and general manager of Detroit Thermal. In the statement, French offers comment on today's (September 8, 2005) rate order (Case No. U-13691) by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). "While we continue to review what is a lengthy order from the MPSC, our initial reaction is that we now have a rate structure in place that supports Detroit Thermal's plans to invest in the..." [ full story ]

akron, ohio plant operations begin
akron thermal, Ip 2005
Akron Thermal Cooling, L.L.C., opened recently, and now provides chilled water cooling to a section of downtown Akron that includes a 2,000,000-square-foot office building and light industrial park, the Akron baseball stadium, an adjacent office building, and the Akron Civic Theater.

renewable energy, at last
Renewable Energy Access November 8, 2004
It's finally happening. Anticipated since the 1970's, renewable energy deployment is beginning to take off in the United States. Seventeen states have mandated targets and timetables for renewable energy. [ full story ]


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