This is an excerpt from the minutes from our meeting in June 2018
Heat Networks in London and Copenhagen: lessons and insights
Lucy Padfield, Ramboll
As the ex-Energy Manager at LB Islington, Lucy began by recapping on her experiences of the Bunhill District Heating Scheme. Since 2000 there’s been:
It can all take a while - but momentum is now faster so don’t lose heart!
Islington took a municipal approach and retained ownership of the asset. All financial benefits are fed back into the scheme to help connected residents. This also means Islington has control of the risks.
Phase 2 will be the first EU project to take waste heat from the metro to feed existing homes (not new build). It will also include cooling in the summer (TfL have just installed a new reversible fan). The Bunhill 1 Energy Centre will also be moved: it was containerised just in case this happened - the wooden facade is just a fence.
Lucy has recently returned from a trip to Denmark and shared the following insights: