Heating pipe work

A district heating scheme in the state of Vermont, US has become more expensive than expected.

The $20m project at Montpelier includes a state-owned heating plant and pipelines to businesses and municipal buildings but has gone $2m over budget.
District heating
The state has encountered the increased cost as a result of a decision to increase the work schedule and meet an October 1st completion deadline.

“We’ve told the state we don’t have any funds available,” said Mayor John Hollar. “That said, we have an obligation to hear from them the scope of the problem.”

The project plan has the state building a new power plant behind the city’s Motor Vehicles Department building. The wood chip-burning plant would deliver heat and hot water, and the city is working to create distribution pipelines to various businesses, municipal buildings and Union Elementary School.

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