Enfield residents to get low-carbon district heat from waste

Enertik, the energy company owned by London’s Enfield Council, has signed a  long-term heat supply agreement via district heating with North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and LondonEnergy.

Energetik will capture and use up to 60MW of otherwise untapped heat energy generated at NLWA’s Energy Recovery Facility in Edmonton EcoPark, now under construction. It will meet the heating and hot water needs of more than 10,000 homes and businesses across the Meridian Water development, with the capacity to supply up to 30,000 more homes across the borough and beyond.

LondonEnergy already generates electricity from the waste that cannot be recycled at Edmonton EcoPark. The replacement facility will boost electricity production by 50% as well as providing heat to use locally. Enertik supplies low-carbon heat and hot water to thousands of Enfield residents through community heat networks. Homes connected to the heat network will reduce their consumption of fossil fuel and their carbon emission from heat by up to 92.3%. Enertik also says that with individual gas boilers no longer needed, the emission of excessive nitrogen oxides can be avoided, improving local air quality.

Jayne Clare, Managing Director at Energetik, said:“Finalising this agreement marks a major milestone for Energetik and all our partners. It will allow Energetik to utilise a local, sustainable heat source and supply thousands of homes with low carbon heat and hot water, generating huge carbon savings and contributing towards Enfield’s climate action plan objectives.”

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