Monaco’s last remaining oil-fired boiler has been removed in favour of ocean thermal energy, also known as the Principality’s Blue Gold.

The Public Buildings Maintenance Service has just proceeded with the dismantling of its last thermal installation using fossil fuels, more specifically the fuel oil boilers of the Administrative Centre located at 8 rue Louis Notari.

The new source of thermal energy for the Administrative Center will be ocean thermal energy by the third quarter of 2021. A renewable energy source with high potential, which is already well exploited in the Principality, ocean thermal energy conversion recovers heat energy from the sea to heat and cool buildings.

According to a government press release, “The Centre will be equipped with two heat pumps, connected to the ocean thermal energy loop in the Condamine district, which will reduce CO2 emissions, on this site alone, by nearly six tonnes per year.”