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UK’s largest low carbon energy network comes to London

UK: E.ON and Australian real estate developer Lendlease have signed an agreement to build a pioneering low-carbon energy network for 6,400 new homes and business properties at Silvertown in east London.

The 760,000m² Silvertown site will be the largest fifth generation district heatng scheme in the UK and the UK’s first development of E.ON’s Ectogrid low temperature district heating system. Based on heat pump technology, it is predicted to save approximately 4,000 tonnes of CO2 a year – 88% lower emissions than from traditional gas boilers.

The project is thought to be employing Trane Sintesis units

Ectogrid will provide heating and cooling by first using existing energy sources available locally, such as air, water or ground. Each connected building sends excess heating or cooling to other buildings as needed, and by sharing, balancing, and storing energy in rotation, Ectogrid uses all available energy before adding any ‘new’ energy, drastically reducing consumption, costs and environmental impact.

Although not confirmed by E.ON, the project is though to be using Trane Sintesis heat pumps to provide the 8MW of heating and 3MW of cooling.

E.ON’s Ectogrid is already being used in sustainable projects across Europe, such as Medicon Village in Lund, southern Sweden. 

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