District Heating Schemes (2)

MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What plans do Transport for London currently have to install more district heating schemes, that make the most of waste heat from the Tube? How many homes will these future schemes cover?


Answer for District Heating Schemes (2)
District Heating Schemes (2)

District Heating Schemes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2018, Transport for London undertook an exercise to identify potential sites across London that could offer high potential for waste heat capture. This work identified nearly 60 locations that are now being further analysed using funding from the GLA’s Decentralised Energy Enabling Project (DEEP). This work will complete in late 2019 and will develop feasibility studies for heat networks that can be developed including using waste heat from the tube as one of their primary heat sources. These feasibility studies, developed in partnership with third parties, including identifying residential and non-residential buildings that could connect to the network, once built.  

DEEP has already supported a feasibility study looking at the opportunity of utilising waste heat from the tube at the vent shaft in Forest Road in Waltham Forest.  

These work streams follow on from the initial partnership we had to support Islington Council to develop an extension to their Bunhill heat and power network using waste heat from the tube. Phase 2 – once operating -  will have 500 homes initially connecting with potential capacity for more homes to connect.