About Cleveland Thermal

Cleveland Thermal has provided steam heat to downtown Cleveland customers since 1894, adding chilled water in 1993. Today, our two district energy facilities supply residential, institutional, government, and commercial customers with a variety of sustainable steam and chilled water solutions.

Cleveland Thermal is part of the Corix Group of Companies, which delivers reliable water, wastewater, and energy solutions to communities across North America.

Save Money • Reduce Complexity • Meet Emissions Targets

Our steam and chilled water services offer long-term savings and benefits for buildings of any size. Customers have reduced costs and maintenance-related stress, increased facility space, streamlined operations, and met or exceeded emissions targets – all without sacrificing user comfort and reliability.

We offer competitive rates through economies of scale and the application of innovative technologies. And as we know Cleveland well, we’re uniquely qualified to evaluate and meet the needs of new developments or retrofit existing ones.

Our Customers

We’re the utility provider of choice for many downtown Cleveland buildings and facilities, including such well-known landmarks as:

  • Cleveland City Hall
  • The Global Center for Health Innovation (Medical Mart)
  • Hilton Downtown Hotel
  • The "9" Complex
  • The Drury Hotel
  • Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • Cleveland Public Library
  • The Huntington Bank Building
  • Wyndham Hotel
  • Winton Manor Apartments

Long-time customers include the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland State University, Hotel Cleveland, the AmTrust Financial Building, and the PNC Center.

Our Facilities

We serve customers from two facilities, one plant on Canal Road, and the other on Hamilton Avenue. Our customer locations are connected to these facilities by a network of nearly 20 miles of underground piping.

Canal Road Plant

The Canal Road Plant is located near the city’s Flats District, and provides steam for the west side of downtown. It also serves as a satellite facility for new development.

Hamilton Avenue Plant

The Hamilton Avenue Plant is located on the bluffs just east of downtown. This facility provides heating and cooling for the downtown core. In 2017, it was converted from coal to clean-burning natural gas.

Combined, our facilities generate 1.25 billion pounds of steam and 18 million tons-hour of chilled water annually, serving more than 30 million square feet of property.

Both Plants have considerable capacity for expansion, to meet the city’s growing demands – including a full 1,000 KW of renewable energy capacity at Hamilton Avenue.

Our People

The Cleveland Thermal team is committed to ensuring our district energy services are efficient and reliable. Their expertise, industry knowledge, and dedication are unmatched.

  • Seth Whitney – Vice President, Contract Utilities & Energy Systems (Cleveland Thermal)
  • Eric Swain – Director of Business Development and Energy Services
  • Scott E. Templeton – Senior Manager, Customer and Infrastructure
  • James Kilbane – Financial Planning & Analysis Manager



Through our involvement in the industry’s professional organizations, our team of professionals further demonstrates our commitment to continuing education and its customers.

The following are the organizations in which Cleveland Thermal are affiliated: