Greenwich Peninsula



E.ON is helping to shape the future of energy in the heart of London, for the low carbon Greenwich Peninsular development. This is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK.

It has particular prominence not just because of the calibre of the stakeholders, but also its location in London, a global city with ambitious carbon emission reduction targets and commitments to providing its residents with sustainable, affordable living.

On completion, the Greenwich development will boast 10,000 low carbon homes and 3.5 million square feet of low carbon offices, shops and restaurants.

The development

The Greenwich Peninsula scheme is to take place over twenty years, and will eventually serve 25,000 residents of the London Borough of Greenwich.

The development strategy will provide:

  • Public sector investment from the Homes & Communities Agency
  • Viable returns for private sector developers and investors
  • Low carbon performance and on-going management to meet ambitious targets
  • Affordable and green energy services for residents
  • Flexibility for future infrastructure developments
  • Minimisation of fuel poverty

We're helping to deliver

  • Affordable, low carbon homes and businesses
  • Ambitious carbon emission targets for Greenwich
  • Assessment of the latest technologies and innovations
  • Long-term commercial viability for the scheme
  • Audits of the technical design solution for the developers, investors and London Borough of Greenwich

The project

""Initially E.ON undertook a high level technical model of the Greenwich Peninsula to assess and validate both heat demand and the indicative heat network design. A design audit shortly followed.

E.ON is advising the Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration venture on the heat network design and specification provided by other consultancies, ensuring it’s sufficiently robust to be adopted by an ESCo (Energy Services Company).

ESCos invest for many years so they need confidence that a long-term contract for providing heat to the homes and businesses of Greenwich is a sound investment. This technical design audit is vital to making the project commercially viable.

The technology

District heating provides heat from a low carbon energy centre to any number of homes and buildings from a network of underground well insulated pipes fed by that central source. District heating can supply heat to housing developments, whole towns or even entire cities.

At the heart of the energy centre is the primary generating plant, such as a combined heat and power (CHP) unit, which produces heat and hot water and also generates electricity at the same time.


  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Reduced heating bills
  • No gas boilers means there are no boiler maintenance or replacement costs
  • Hot water on demand
  • Emergency call-out service and helpline for customers
  • Remote reading of heat meters enables accurate billing