As part of the regeneration of South Kilburn, we are considering the installation of a Neighbourhood Heating System. This is a cheaper and more efficient way of producing heat and hot water.
The proposed heating network involves hot water being pumped from an energy centre.
This system has already been proven to be very successful. For example, in Denmark, district heating covers more than 60 per cent of central heating and water heating, and in Iceland it is as high as 95 per cent.
An energy company working closely with the council will own the district heating system. The Energy Company will work with developers and will bid to sell heat to residents. The project aims to ensure that all those connected to the network get a cost effective price for heat, irrelevant as to whether they are purchasing heat directly from the energy company or through another supplier.
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