The Lee Valley Heat Network was launched by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnston this week, with local politicians heralding its potential to transform the Lee Valley area.

Hot water is to be piped via the North London Waste Authority’s Edmonton energy-from-waste facility to Enfield council’s new £1.5 billion housing development.

The CHP-enabled Edmonton EcoPark has the capacity to supply low carbon heat to 5,000 homes at Meridian Water and businesses in the Lee Valley area. A further 1,800 homes on the Ladderswood, Alma and New Avenue estates could also benefit.
North London Waste Authority’s Edmonton energy-from-waste facility to Enfield
Enfield council is to create a company in order to manage the district heating system, which is scheduled to be announced later this week.

The project is said to be about three times the size of the current district heating scheme in South East London run by Veolia.

Enfield council’s cabinet member for economic development, councillor Alan Sitkin, said: “For the first time, we will be providing our communities with low carbon energy from local heat sources, while creating hundreds of jobs in the process. This will revolutionise the way we heat our homes and provide energy to business.”

Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor of London’s energy and environment advisor, added: “We need to do everything possible to create a more secure, cost-effective and sustainable heat and power supply across London. We know that supporting schemes like this using locally sourced energy can reduce bills, increase our energy security, lower carbon emissions and create jobs.

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