Helping contribute to cleaner air for Londoners
“ENGIE is committed to improving the lives of the communities and customers we serve. In helping to improve performance and efficiency in London’s transport systems our input will have wide-ranging, beneficial effects for the millions of people who travel in the capital every day.” Arthur O’Donnell, Transport Sector Director at ENGIE UK & Ireland
“We are committed to doing whatever we can to be as energy efficient as possible. expanding our solar capability across the business will ensure we do this in a cost efficient and technologically-advanced way.” Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development at TfL
ENGIE x Transport for London
The project brief:
Transport for London (TfL) is committed to be as energy efficient as possible, in turn improving London’s air quality and reducing its impact on the environment. As part of this pledge, ENGIE was briefed to deliver a range of energy saving measures across the TfL estate. The project builds on an existing strategic partnership between the two organisations, in which some 300 ENGIE staff are already providing technical services to TfL. The project forms part of the London Environment Strategy to be a zero-carbon city by 2050.
The on-going first phase of the programme, estimated at £5 million, will be delivered across 24 TfL locations including depots, river piers, bus stations, train crew accommodation and the Acton Railway Engineering Workshop. A key focus will be on expanding TfL’s Solar PV capabilities and battery storage capabilities, adding to the 245kW of power provided by existing solar panels on the TfL estate. In parallel, ENGIE will be engaged in a range of other energy saving measures, such as upgrading heating and lighting systems.
A harmonious outcome:
The first new solar panels will be installed from early 2019, providing a potential 1.1 MW of solar-generated power for TfL. Combined with TfL’s existing solar capabilities, they are expected to cut TfL’s CO2 emissions by around 480 tonnes a year. This harmonious solution will not only lower energy costs and optimise the use of TfL’s estate but will also provide broader benefits to those living and doing business in London, by improving air quality.
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