European energy giant Vattenfall is set to power more than 10,500 British homes with a low carbon heating network supplied with warmth from a waste facility.
Vattenfall Heat UK will procure heat generated at a Cory Riverside Energy waste plant in Belvedere to power households in East London.
Vattenfall will design, develop and operate the heat network, which once activated, could eradicate up to 90% of carbon emissions compared to conventional gas boilers.
The proposed heating network forms part of a larger vision of an East London Heat Network that will provide zero carbon heat to more than 75,000 households across several London Boroughs.
The project forms part of the UK’s strategy to reach net zero by 2050.