Camden Using DE to tackle Fuel Poverty

September 2011: Further detail from, energy services company MITIE, on the innovative Combined Heat and Power (CHP) scheme being installed at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, where “surplus heat from the hospital plant will be piped to a new energy centre in the Gospel Oak area of Camden to provide hot water and heat to residents. As a result, up to 1,500 council home tenants will benefit from the Council’s ability to procure energy at a much cheaper rate than would otherwise be available to the council commercially.” See earlier stories on this project here, here and here.

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One Response to Camden Using DE to tackle Fuel Poverty

  1. TONY EDWARDS says:

    My experience of CHP = heating is double the cost:-
    I was advanced in moving to a new home with CHP heating, in Muswell Hill, St Lukes Hospital site in Woodside Avenue (about 150 homes flats and houses, Developer: Hanover, some for profit, some for rent as housing Assoc, some for my “Woodside Co-Housing”, ).

    Town Planners required CHP as condition. Because of purported low emissions. As leaseholders we would have had double the emissions of a normal boiler, because of developers retention of electricity benefits.

    The Developer: Hanover, was keeping all the electricity for own benefit. Homes would get heating from CHP, at 50% efficiency, so at double the cost of ususal home gas condensing boilers at 90% efficiency.

    We had to drop out because of excessive costs of both purchase and service charge, including heating.

    CHP heating cost is only justified if you benefit from cheap low emission electricity. see free book, search online: Mackay, “Sustainability without the hot air”.

    Tony Edwards

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