East London District Energy Scheme
Delivering Low Carbon Energy for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & Stratford
The East London scheme was officially opened by the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in October 2010. It is comprised of two interconnected energy centres, one in Kings Yard, and one in Stratford, and a network of 18km of pipe work. This provides a source of low carbon heating, hot water and chilled water to buildings across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) and in the surrounding area.
The scheme features Tri-generation, producing heat, electricity and chilled water. It makes extensive use of highly efficient large-scale combined heat and power (CHP) technology, supplemented by large scale biomass boilers, to further reduce the carbon intensity of the heat generated, thermal stores and conventional boilers for ‘top up’, standby and increased resilience.
The Kings Yard Energy Centre is situated on the western perimeter of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, serving the sporting venues and also developments in Hackney Wick and Fish Island. This is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s only original retained building and it also houses a biomass boiler and woodchip store.
The Stratford Energy Centre provides heating and cooling to the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and is ideally situated to service the energy needs of the new Stratford International Quarter along with the new adjoining neighbourhood of Chobham Farm, the redevelopment of Carpenters Estate, Stratford High Street and beyond.