Tube heat to warm homes

A pioneering new deal announced today will capture waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation to help warm homes and cut energy bills.

Islington to tackle fuel poverty through 'waste heat'

Recycling heat from London Underground and the electrical network are exciting new ideas and a boost to our work to tackle fuel poverty and make Islington a fairer place.

This cheaper energy scheme is greener too - local communities will see CO2 emissions drop by around over 500 tonnes each year.

– Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council's executive member for sustainability

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Council seeks to cut energy bills through waste heat

The expanded Bunhill Heat Network will cut energy bills for hundreds more local people. With energy prices going up and up, it's vital we do what we can to cut bills. It's all part of the Council's work to help people manage the rising cost of living.

Last winter was one of the coldest for decades and record energy prices meant many families on fixed incomes spent it in misery, unsure whether to heat or eat.

– Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council

Tube heat to warm London homes

A pioneering new deal announced today will capture waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation to help warm homes and cut energy bills.

Heat from the Tube will be captured and used to warm homes.
Heat from the Tube will be captured and used to warm homes.

The project is the first of its kind in Europe and will be run through Islington Council's innovative Bunhill Heat and Power heat network, which already supplies more than 700 homes in Islington with greener heating.

Under the new project the network will be expanded to capture and utilise two local sources of waste heat, one from a London Underground ventilation shaft and the other from a sub-station owned and operated by UK Power Networks.