Heat produced from burning waste could soon be used to heat homes in Southwark in London. The scheme is the first of its kind to hit the capital.

The Details

Southwark council have released details about the proposals. They involve plans to capture heat that is normally released into the environment from the South East London Combined Heat and Power Plant. The produced heat would then be piped into industrial boiler houses that serve around 3000 houses and seven estates in the borough.

Currently there are only a few district heating schemes within the UK which use heat from an incinerator. These include ones in operation in Sheffield and Nottingham.

If the scheme is approved, it will be the first in use in the capital.

If such a system is put in place, more commercial boiler repairs and industrial boiler repairs will likely be needed as Southwark aims to use roughly 30% of the heat produced. It is hoped that there will be potential to increase the scheme in future.

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Source: Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production