News District energy system for Village of Haliburton could cost up to $5 million SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 2017 Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton A system to distribute heat to municipal buildings and businesses to downtown Haliburton will be expensive. TorchLight Bioresources made the presentation to Dysart et al council, and a district energy system could cost up to $5 million. The system would burn wood chips purchased from the Haliburton Forest in a boiler, and the heat would be distributed through pipes to 44 properties. Dysart is applying for a grant under the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Challenge Fund that could cover up to $2.5 million. Reeve Murray Fearrey says the municipality will have to look for other financing options. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MF-1.mp3 Haliburton Forest Managing Director Malcom Cockwell says being able to put the forest’s wood chips to good use is a win-win for everyone. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Malcom-1.mp3 TorchLight Bioresources is managing the project and says this could end up saving the municipality and businesses between 20-to-40 per cent on annual heating costs.