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Views sought on local energy networks

Published Friday, 05 June 2015

Enfield Council has launched a consultation to ask local residents, businesses and developers their views on our latest plans to help build local (or decentralised) energy networks.

Enfield Council wants homes and businesses to have a low carbon source of energy, and pay a fair price for the very best level of supply and service. So in 2014 it introduced policies to make sure that, where possible, new developments use greener forms of energy. To meet these policies all large new developments must link to a local energy network, called the Lee Valley Heat Network (LVHN).

The LVHN is a system of highly insulated pipes that carry hot water from where it is created to where it will be used for heating and hot water in homes and businesses. The Council has prepared guidance on how to build networks of this type, and has launched this consultation to ask people for their views on this.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “Enfield Council is committed to creating local energy networks as they reduce carbon emissions, are a long term solution, reduce fuel costs for customers, and in addition they provide job and business opportunities. This forms part of the Enfield 2020 sustainability action plan to make Enfield a better place to live, work and visit.

“We want everyone to look at our recommendations and give their views. Enfield is a place which welcomes development, but wishes to ensure that the environment is protected throughout the process.”

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said: “Heat Networks are about bringing affordable, clean energy to all our new developments.

“Enfield Council is not only being proactive in championing this idea, but entrepreneurial as well, launching the LVHN last year. This is a Council-controlled company that will manage the design, build and operation / customer services for those connected into its Strategic Heat Network. We are grasping the nettle by ensuring that our borough exploits this high tech, sustainable solution.”

To view the consultation document (Draft Decentralised Energy Technical Specification SPD) go here: Link

 Please send in your comments by 1 July 2015 to Email

 Any enquiries to 020 8379 3866

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