Bunhill Energy Centre to turn waste energy from London Underground tubes to heat homes

Life & Soul Magazine

A pioneering project to capture waste from London Underground tunnels to help warm local homes and cut energy bills is under development in central London.

Islington Council are building a new energy centre in Bunhill as part of Islington Council’s innovative Bunhill Heat and Power Heat Network, which already supplies more than 700 local homes with cheaper, greener heating.

Bunhill Energy Centre, which Islington Council opened in 2012, currently provides cheap, green heat to 700 nearby households, as well as Finsbury Leisure Centre.

Its network is currently being expanded in a second phase of construction, so that it also draws heat from the Tube – to warm a further 1,000 homes.

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who has vowed to become the city’s “greenest ever mayor”, is also backing the project and expects similar schemes to be rolled out across London that take waste heat from the tube and make the most of…

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