For over 90 years, the Vicinity Energy district energy system has served reliable, resilient, and sustainable energy to Boston’s leading businesses.
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Our path to decarbonization

Our electrification strategy in Boston is well underway, utilizing a unique combination of industrial-scale heat pumps, electric boilers, and thermal storage technologies.

Electrification progress


Thermal storage is being developed to use in tandem with an industrial scale heat pump complex and electric boiler.


The engineering for our industrial-scale heat pump complex has begun.


An industrial-scale electric boiler has been installed at our Cambridge facility and will produce carbon-free eSteam™.


Carbon-free eSteam™ will be delivered to customers in Boston and Cambridge in 2024.

Boston's leading organizations trust Vicinity Energy

Products and services in Boston

Explore the comprehensive range of products and services that are customized to meet your demanding energy needs.


Preventative maintenance in Boston

Vicinity’s comprehensive maintenance services are offered year-round—during peak usage or before system turn-ons—to optimize steam efficiency, reliability, and cost savings.

Ensure steam traps function correctly and prevent issues that can lead to energy waste, equipment damage, and safety hazards.

Pressure Regulating Valves (PRVs)

Prevent system over-pressurization and relief valves from releasing steam into the atmosphere.


Reduce rust and pipe scale damage to valves and pumps. Ensure heat transfer surfaces are kept free of efficiency reducing deposits.

Ensure efficient operation of the exchangers, tube bundles are not leaking, and that city water is not entering the system through such leaks.

Steam pipe

Deliver safe and reliable steam into the building while reducing potential for steam emissions into the building.

Condensate return line 

Avoid condensate water spills, ensure proper evacuation of condensate from system lines, and identify the presence of leaking steam traps in the system.

Confirm adequate operation of key energy transfer equipment, such as heat exchangers, which supply building heat, hot water, or other process loads.

Seasonal and maintenance shutdowns/turn-ons 

Prevent pipes from rotting and prepare systems to be dormant for an extended period by draining the systems for shutdowns.

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Calculate your BERDO emissions

Calculate your building’s emissions reduction forecast with the official BERDO calculator.

Meet BERDO 2.0 requirements with district energy​

Talk to our team of energy experts today to learn how district energy can help buildings meet Boston’s emission reduction requirements.

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Vicinity's bill pay portal is here​

Boston customers can now pay their Vicinity Energy bill online, manage billing notifications, and set up and monthly autopay on Vicinity’s bill pay portal. 

Ready to take the next step?

Contact our team to learn more about how Vicinity can help Boston and Cambridge buildings achieve energy and sustainability goals.