Case study: Energising the City
London’s hidden energy network
The City of London is an extremely busy and thriving part of London. It has an ambitious sustainability agenda with the eventual aim of becoming a zero emissions city, making it a cleaner and greener place for everyone who uses it.
Around 8,000 live and 480,000 people commute daily to the City all demanding a reliable source of energy. The challenge for the City of London is supplying reliable, costeffective energy, whilst trying to reach its tough carbon reduction targets for the future. Busy streets also make laying pipes a challenge.
One answer to the challenge is tri-generation networks like Citigen. This hidden power station buried in the heart of the City supplies decentralised district energy, a lower carbon and cost-efficient source of energy, right into the heart of London. Using a modern tri-generation system with internal combustion engines, Citigen provides district heat, electricity and cooling to this highly populated part of London with ever-growing and changing energy needs.
“Working closely with E.ON we see their district energy system as a key part of the solution to our environmental strategy for the City of London”.
Andrew Crafter, City of London
The network covers over 6km of heating and over 4.5km of cooling to commercial and residential property from the Guildhall to the Barbican Centre, providing heating and cooling for the equivalent of 11,300 homes. Citigen is a key part of the solution for the City of London’s environmental targets. For those who are looking to meet London’s climate mitigation measure, we have the potential to add connections to help now and into the future.
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