An energy company owned by Enfield City Council has received £ 24 million in government funding to build a low-carbon heating network in the community.
Energetik will build two extensions to its existing heating network to connect more than 50,000 homes to Edmonton Eco Park, a £ 1.2 billion energy-from-waste facility currently under construction. The networks will be connected to the eco-park via the upcoming Meridian Water energy center, which is being built on site.
When completed in 2026, the energy center will be connected to the North London Waste Authority’s recovery facility to provide low-carbon heat to customers through a network of underground district heating pipes.
An extension will go north and connect the Meridian Water network to the existing Ponders End network. It will serve two new housing developments with more than 3,300 homes and the Civic Center building in Enfield town center.
The second extension runs west to the Arnos Grove network and then north to the Oakwood network, connecting two nursing homes along the way.
Funding was provided through the Heat Networks Investment Project, a £ 320 million government project launched in 2018 to increase the number of low-carbon heating networks in England and Wales.
Energetik also received £ 14 million in funding from the program in 2020 for the construction of the Meridian heating network.
Jayne Clare, the company’s chief executive officer, said the funding was “a huge step towards meeting Enfield’s carbon targets.”
She said: “The expansion of our low-carbon heating networks will provide the necessary infrastructure to develop untapped potential and achieve maximum CO2 savings throughout the district.”
Edmonton Eco Park will divert up to 700,000 tons of waste from landfills each year to generate low-carbon energy.
Companies working on the project include Vinci subsidiary Taylor Woodrow, which has won a $ 100 million infrastructure contract.