Council considers heating 3,000 homes from waste energy

Published on Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:37
Posted by Scott Buckler

Southwark council is considering a project to heat nearly 3,000 homes across five estates using waste energy from a nearby energy plant

According to the council, the project could reduce carbon emissions by 70 per cent and nitrogen oxide emissions by as much as 90 per cent. In addition, residents in the local area would benefit from reduced energy bills and a lower carbon footprint.

Waste heat would be generated from the South East London Combined Heat and Power facility.

"This scheme has the possibility of providing renewable energy to thousands of homes, in a much more environmentally friendly way than before," commented councillor Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling at Southwark Council.

"Residents will not notice any difference in their heating, except for the knowledge that it will be provided in a cheaper, more local, and more secure manner."

A study is now underway to identify which boiler houses on the council estates would be connected to the network, receiving the biggest outcomes.

Source: ©EST

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