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Low carbon heat to be provided to more Enfield residents and businesses

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08 June 2021

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Enfield Council will decide on Wednesday (9 June) whether to expand the Energetik heat network, providing low carbon hot water and heating to thousands more homes and delivering huge environmental benefits.

Enfield Council will decide on Wednesday (9 June) whether to expand the Energetik heat network, providing low carbon hot water and heating to thousands more homes and delivering huge environmental benefits.

If agreed at Wednesday’s Full Council meeting the extra funding would enable a minimum of 4,750 homes to be connected to the scheme, providing 19,750 homes in Enfield with low carbon heat and hot water.

Supporting the government’s policy to reduce the use of gas boilers, the carbon footprint of heating homes connected to the network is reduced by 80 per cent less carbon compared to gas boilers. When the full capacity of the expansion is realised over time, it will slash the borough’s carbon and Nitrous Oxide emissions and have the same effect as planting 1.4 million trees and removing 144,000 cars from the road.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Mary Maguire, said: “Our energetik low carbon heat network will play a major role in reducing the borough’s carbon emissions in the years to come.

“This expansion will build on our existing plans and enable us to make even more progress towards our goal of making the borough of Enfield carbon neutral by 2040. We have an obligation to our residents and future generations to play our full part in tackling climate change and we are embracing that challenge wholeheartedly.”

Energetik was established by Enfield Council with the aim of providing a new city-scale decentralised energy network to capture affordable low carbon heat from Energy from Waste facilities and dedicated Combined Heat and Power plants. It is earmarked to provide low carbon heat and hot water to the Council’s £6bn Meridian Water development and this decision enables the network to reach across the borough.

This expansion builds on the success of Energetik to date, as well as government support for the heat network. Overall the £49m investment will be provided through a £12m government grant and £12m low cost loan from the government funded Heat Networks Investment Project, with Enfield Council matching that investment.

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