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Sadiq visits Meridian Water – Enfield’s flagship regeneration scheme and energetik’s biggest heat network | energetik news

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Deputy Mayor Joanne McCartney and energetik board members / Enfield Councillors

Pictured left to right: Our very own Jayne Clare – energetik’s Managing Director; Rob Leak – Enfield Council’s Chief Executive; Cllr Alan Sitkin – Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business; Doug Taylor – Leader of Enfield Council; Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London; Ahmet Oykener – Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration; Joanne McCartney – Deputy Mayor of London.
Rob and these Councillors are all members of energetik’s Holding Company Board, which helps decide the strategic vision and ensures governance of the company.

Meridian Water moves from vision to reality

Enfield Council was thrilled to welcome the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to the Meridian Water regeneration site last month. Construction enabling works has now begun on the first homes, marking the start of an exciting new chapter for this part of the borough.

The Council is taking a pioneering approach by taking direct control of the development. As part of this innovation story, energetik, the Council’s own energy company, will install, own and operate the community heat network at Meridian Water. All 10,000 of the new homes and businesses at Meridian Water will benefit from energetik’s low carbon heating and hot water supply. This will make it the largest heat network in the borough, and one of the biggest in London and the UK.

All of energetik’s community heat networks are designed to deliver better value energy that’s reliable and environmentally friendly, and the scheme at Meridian Water is no exception.

Better value energy

Here at energetik we do not pass on unnecessary costs to customers. Our customers don’t pay a premium for their low-carbon heating and hot water.

Reliable heat supply

We’re building an energy centre at Meridian Water using gas-fired Combined Heat and Power, with thermal stores and high-efficiency gas boilers as back-up.

The Meridian Water heat network is adaptable to new heat sources too. It will ultimately be connected to the North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) new Energy Recovery Facility, which will reduce the carbon footprint of homes at Meridian Water by up to 80%.

Better for the environment

Homes that are connected to our community energy network will reduce their carbon footprint for heating by 60%.

The electricity generated by our Combined Heat and Power will be exported to the grid, helping to reduce the need for power from high carbon-emitting coal fired power stations.

Doing things differently

All energetik’s heat networks are designed to expand. Our Meridian Water energy centre will be built with an initial heat capacity of 20MW and is capable of expansion to at least 60MW, with the opportunity to heat over 25,000 homes. So the new homes at Meridian Water won’t be the only ones to benefit. Over the next few years many more nearby homes and businesses will also be able to connect.