Utilities and Energy Management is responsible for providing the uninterrupted supply of power, energy, heating, and cooling media to all McGill buildings and facilities and for the maintenance of related tunnels and systems. We manage the operation of the University’s chilled water plants, central steam plants, electrical networks, the city water main network and used water main network.
We monitor energy usage at McGill and implement programs to reduce energy consumption, including water conservation, and maximize the efficiency of the University’s utility networks.
Additionally, Utilities and Energy Management manages all relations and contracts with the providers of public utilities for the supply of electricity (Hydro-Québec), natural gas (Énergir), and domestic water.
We serve as liaison with the City of Montreal and its borough representatives, concerning any work undertaken that will impact the regular activities of the University. This impact includes, but is not limited to, repair work on water pipes, streets, or sidewalks, vehicle circulation within the perimeters of the University campuses, and emergency situations.