GE technology to heat and power central London

The first of three GE 2 MW Jenbacher CHP systems has been installed at the on-site energy centre in King’s Cross, central London, UK, and the same technology is set to provide the area’s district heating, once commissioned this summer.

King's Cross London
Together the systems will supply 100 per cent of the development’s heat and offset almost 80 per cent of its electrical power demand, thanks to a deal between GE (NYSE:à‚ GE) and the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership.

All of the 70 buildings at King’s Cross, from the University of Arts to the Camden Council building, BNP Paribas Real Estate’s new offices and the Great Northern Hotel, will be connected to the district heating scheme.

When complete carbon emissions are expected to be a third less than ‘business as usual’ and up to 60 per cent less than 2001 levels.

Clare Hebbes, from the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, said, ‘Through our work with GE, we expect to exceed many of the targets we have set for King’s Cross as a genuine 21st century sustainable city centre development. GE understands what leading technologies are available and how best to apply them to a piece of city like King’s Cross.

This starts with the CHP and we anticipate many other initiatives in the years ahead.

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