Bunhill 2 Energy Centre
Bunhill 2 is intended to be a demonstrator project to the other London Boroughs and EU cities seeking to make best use of their urban waste heat sources. It includes the capture of waste heat from an electricity sub-station and from the London Underground tube system via a heat exchange coil; the first project of its kind in the UK and one of the first in Europe.
The extension, funded by the Council and the EU, will involve working in partnership with UK Power Networks, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London to realise the benefits for Islington residents.
This phase, which connects to the original network completed in November 2012, brings in low carbon sources of heat to the residents of five communally heated residential blocks (454 dwellings). It is also seeking to supply an additional three new communally heated residential developments (a further 215 homes), a school, a sheltered housing block, a community centre and a nursery.
The scheme also has the possibility to connect to further private and council developments along the network route as they are built. Bunhill 2 received Planning Permission in July 2015.