District Heating Networks and Decarbonisation: Lessons learn from Islington’s Bunhill 2 and GreenSCIES

Thursday 25th November 2021
10:00  -  10:25

Theatre :  Energy Future & Flexible Networks 

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Islington Council’s Bunhill Heat and Power Network (BHPN) is the first scheme in the world to take low-grade heat from the waste heat generated in the Underground and upgrade it to the high temperatures needed to provide heating and hot water to more than 1,350 homes, a school and two leisure centres.

Building on Bunhill 2, Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems (GreenSCIES), LB Islington’s latest heat network, was launched in March 2020. It aims to deliver low-carbon, affordable energy through a smart local energy network that combines not only heat but also power and transport.

It will recover waste heat from a local data centre and also will generate renewable heat from a number of boreholes across the network. This heat is then upgraded with heat pumps, to supply heat to the neighbourhood. Local power is going to be generated with solar panels, and low-carbon transport will come in form of electric vehicles.

During this session, Rodrigo will share technical insights and practical lessons learnt along the way with a clear path for replication elsewhere in the UK.

RodrigoRodrigo Matabuena Energy Capital Projects Manager
Islington Council

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