In the heart of London is a hidden power station that could resolve how the UK heats, cools and powers business of the future. The station, Citigen, has been owned and run by E.ON since 2002 but has been generating electricity since 1993, producing enough power for 11,300 homes and capturing the byproduct heat to send it off to buildings in the City of London via a network of tunnels. It also provides chilled water, which is used for cooling in several properties’ air conditioning systems. There is no other combined heat and power plant of such scale in the centre of a UK city. E.ON has just finished a three-year, £26m refurbishment that involved replacing the plant’s two unreliable and dirty ship engines with smaller, cleaner gas versions at the start of this year.
Guardian 28th July 2017 read more »