22 April 2013: A useful update on some of London’s key decentralised energy (DE) projects being supported by the Mayor has been produced for the GLA Investment and Performance Board meeting taking place tomorrow (23 April). The Mayor’s Decentralised Energy Project Delivery Unit (DEPDU) is a three-year programme set up in August 2011 with €3.3m funding, 90% of which was secured from the European Investment Bank’s ELENA facility.
The paper (link to paper, direct here) sets out that the GLA has a contractual target with the EIB to deliver £67.23m of DE projects to market before the 3rd of August 2014. The following projects as of 31st December 2012 have been taken to market through the GLA’s Decentralised Energy for London programme and, as agreed with the EIB as eligible projects. Together, they represent £42.3m, or 64% of the final ELENA target.
|Project||Eligible CAPEX (£)||Construction completed||CO2 savings (t/year)||Project stage|
|Islington Bunhill Phase 1||£6,499,107||2011||2,950||Operational|
|Crystal Palace CHP||£1,490,000||2011||1,850||Operational|
|Olympic Fringe Extension||£1,350,000||2011||960||Operational|
|Brent South Kilburn||£17,170,000||Unknown*||835||Procurement|
|Lewisham Goldsmiths College||£1,911,706||2014||947||Construction|
The paper states that when “fully developed and in operation, these projects will contribute with 4.7 MW of installed electrical capacity (and 35.7 MW of installed thermal capacity (enough to provide heat and power to 6,000 homes) to London’s generation from DE sources and will save up to an estimated 12,800 tonnes of CO2 per annum.
“In addition, the DEPDU is also currently supporting the development of an additional 22 projects with a combined value of £304m. Of these, five are in advanced stages of development, and are expected to be brought to market within the following 12 months.”
|Project||Estimated CAPEX (£)||Construction completed||CO2 savings (t/year)||Project stage|
|Westminster PDHU / Whitehall||£5,480,000||2015||5,500||Business case|
|Haringey North Tottenham||£8,060,000||2016||5,148||Pre-feasibility|
When fully developed and in operation, the paper states “these projects will contribute with 3.2 MW of installed electrical capacity and 90 MW of installed thermal capacity (enough to provide heat and power to 14,000 and 4,500 homes respectively) to London’s generation from DE sources and will save up to an estimated 20,200 tonnes of CO2 per annum.”
The paper goes on to say that the “paper does not include projections on jobs created. However, it is our intention to incorporate estimates of jobs created for future reporting and we will work with GLA Economics to establish a robust methodology.”
Further information on many of these projects can be found by searching on this website.