Energy and Resilience

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


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


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.