Energy and Resilience

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1569
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What measures are in place to protect the critical London energy infrastructure that provides power for the London Underground?

Answer

Answer for Energy and Resilience

Answer for Energy and Resilience

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Tube uses high voltage power. As you are aware, National Grid are investing in the London Power Tunnels project, designed to ensure high voltage power capacity for the city is available and secure long-term. Options for the refurbishment of the Transport for London-owned Greenwich Power Station are being explored by London Underground. The potential for this site to again provide the Tube with secure, low cost, low carbon decentralised energy is being examined in detail.