District Heating Systems

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4610
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor commit to encouraging local authorities and other housing providers, to reduce the weekly charges imposed on tenants on district heating systems, to correspond with the increased energy efficiency of their properties?

Answer

Answer for District Heating Systems

Answer for District Heating Systems

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am obviously keen that Londoners should be able to realise savings on their energy bills from reducing their energy consumption, as are local authorities and housing providers too.  But the opportunity for reducing the weekly charges for tenants in more energy efficient properties is a decision that the network operator will have to make in light of any economies in the cost of heating the properties as a result of the efficiency of the network along with how the tenants are charged for their use of the heat.