London Underground Electricity Supply

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3817
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your answer to MQ 3185/2013, what proportion of London Underground's electricity supply is derived from renewable sources and what targets have been set in this regard?

Answer

Answer for London Underground Electricity Supply

Answer for London Underground Electricity Supply

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground currently contracts nine per cent of its electricity supply from renewable sources.

TfL's strategy is to diversify its energy supply to mitigate against the risk of higher prices, deliver CO2 reductions, and provide a level of security of supply.

As well as looking at opportunities via the National Grid, a key focus is on sourcing low carbon and renewable energy from local generators in London.

As set out in my answer to MQ 281/2012, TfL is working with the market to develop a solution for converting its existing emergency power station at Greenwich into a low carbon source.