Capacity of combined heat and power (CHP)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-01-25
Session date: 
January 25, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0186
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

During your tenure as Mayor, what has happened to date to the capacity of combined heat and power (CHP) in London?

Answer

Answer for Capacity of combined heat and power (CHP)

Answer for Capacity of combined heat and power (CHP)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Decentralised Energy Capacity Study (2011) estimates that in 2009, there were 161 schemes operational in London generating 756 GWh and 2,414 GWh of electricity and heat respectively. During 2010, a further 68 stage II strategic planning applications referred to the Mayor proposed using combined heat and power in the development.

I continue to support CHP both through my planning and energy policies. As well as the London Heat Map which identifies opportunities for projects, I have secured funding to support a project delivery unit to deliver more DE schemes in London over the next three years.