ENGIE secures long-term low carbon district energy contract with Battersea Power Station

7th October 2020

ENGIE, the leading energy and services specialist, has signed a 25-year agreement for the provision of low carbon district energy services at the landmark Battersea Power Station regeneration site in London.

Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new riverside neighbourhoods. The £9bn project will see the creation of a vibrant, mixed-use destination offering a community of homes, shops, restaurants, offices, culture and leisure venues, as well as 19 acres of public space, all serviced by an extension to the London Underground Northern Line.

The long-term contract involves the adoption of the Energy Centre and the pipework distribution network - including operation, maintenance and lifecycle replacement of the system. ENGIE will also provide metering and billing services to all customers and consumer services to each residential and commercial unit. 

The network incorporates gas-fired combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) - or tri-generation technology; providing efficient cost effective energy and enabling affordable heating and cooling to all businesses and homes on the landmark development.

ENGIE will provide an initial 9 MW of heat and 5 MW of cooling and will begin to serve the first phase of the Battersea Power Station development upon completion from Q4 2020. The use of tri-generation will deliver carbon savings of up to 30% compared to traditional methods of heat and cooling supply, equating to 50,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of the contract.

Andrew Hart, Managing Director of ENGIE’s Urban Energy business commented, “It’s always exciting to work on projects of this scale, and with a location as iconic as Battersea Power Station we have a real opportunity to use this scheme as an exemplar of low carbon energy generation for mixed-use developments. For the UK to meet its net zero ambitions, large placemaking projects like Battersea Power Station will need to be at the fore of driving change - signalling a clear path for the future.

“ENGIE have extensive expertise in heat & cooling networks, including other major schemes across London such as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ExCeL. We are delighted to now be able to offer the new residents and businesses at this remarkable site in Battersea, low carbon and affordable energy.”

Plans for the further expansion of the network to meet future demand are yet to be finalised, however they will look to incorporate a range of low and zero carbon technologies; drawing on ENGIE’s expertise in this area, and aligning with the UK’s strategy to achieve net zero by 2050.