Vicinity Energy Voted Best Alternative Energy Company in Metro Philadelphia Awards


PHILADELPHIA, December 9, 2021Vicinity Energy, owner of the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, announces that it has been voted “Best Alternative Energy Company in Philadelphia” by the local community in Metro Philadelphia’s 2021 Philly’s Best awards.

The annual “Philly’s Best” list from Metro Philadelphia recognizes the best businesses in the city, awarding one winner per category. Recipients are nominated by the Philadelphia community and are selected by vote.

“We are honored to be recognized by the people of Philadelphia,” said Bill DiCroce, president and CEO of Vicinity Energy. “As a local company, Vicinity is deeply committed to the Philadelphia community and is proud to support the city’s ambitious sustainability goals by offering reliable and resilient green steam to local businesses and critical care facilities. Our pledge to sustainability and a clean energy future is one we don’t take lightly. We couldn’t be more eager to continue serving this vibrant city as we work together to reach net zero carbon emissions alongside the City of Philadelphia.”

The Vicinity district energy network in Philadelphia currently eliminates 300,000 tons of greenhouse gas emission annually in the region; the carbon reduction equivalent of removing 65,000 cars from the road. Earlier this year, the company announced its integration of renewable biogenic fuel derived from used vegetable oil obtained from Philadelphia restaurants into its energy mix, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 80% versus distillate fuel, cutting carbon by an additional12,200 tons.

To read more about Vicinity and our commitment to innovation and the environment, check out Metro Philadelphia’s profile of the company and their award here.

About Vicinity Energy

Vicinity Energy is a clean energy company that owns and operates an extensive portfolio of district energy systems across the United States. Vicinity produces and distributes reliable, clean steam, hot water, and chilled water to over 250 million square feet of building space nationwide. Vicinity continuously invests in its infrastructure and the latest technologies to accelerate the decarbonization of commercial and institutional buildings in city centers. Vicinity is committed to achieving net zero carbon across its portfolio by 2050. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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