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SSE Enterprise Utilities is helping to deliver a low carbon housing development in the heart of the east London Borough ofHackney by installing a district heating scheme using energy efficient technologies.
SSE Enterprise Utilities owns and operates the two energy centres along with a district heating infrastructure that provides heat and hot water for the development.
The two sites, Haggerston and Kingsland, are situated a short distance apart, separated by the Regent Canal. Therefore the design incorporates an Energy Centre and district heating network in each part of the development which will operate independently. PRP Architects designed the development and Taylor Wimpey is the main contractor on the project. Homes range from stylish modern two person flats up to five bedroom eight person houses.
The Energy Centres each contain a 200KWe gas fired CHP plant, as well as gas boilers for standby and peak loads.
SSE Enterprise Utilities has undertaken detailed design of the heating infrastructure in conjunction with venture partner Vital Energi, the leading UK specialist in district heating. Following installation, SSE Enterprise Utilities is adopting the energy centres and district heating networks and will operate and maintain these as part of a 25 year contract with London and Quadrant Group.
SSE Enterprise Utilities’ responsibility extends from the Energy Centres up to and including the individual hydraulic interface units (HIU’s) and heat meters within each dwelling.
As part of ongoing commitments to this project, SSE* will also be responsible for billing each resident for their heat usage, as well as maintaining the new smart meters, the HIU’s and Energy Centres for the 25 year contract duration. Residents are assured of top-quality, reliable service and support from award-winning customer service teams who manage over eight million energy accounts in the UK. Moreover, SSE delivers heat prices that provide reliable savings over traditional heat from individual gas boilers.
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SSE Heat Networks Limited operates the Energy Centre and heat network for Elmsbrook, a pioneering zero carbon community in Bicester, Oxfordshire
SSE Utility Solutions is responsible for providing an operation, maintenance and repair service to the Energy Centre at a Hospital in Edinburgh. With 800 inpatient beds, the Hospital is home to regional centres for both Cancer and Clinical Neuroscience.
Operating round the clock dictates a constant demand for power and heat. The Hospital meets this need with its on-site Energy Centre, comprising a 1MW CHP gas turbine engine, a waste heat boiler capable of producing 1 tonne of steam per hour, and 3 dual fuel boilers which are each capable of producing 20 tonnes of steam per hour.
As a further back-up measure, the Energy Centre is also equipped with two diesel generators, one 800 kVA and 1 x 725 kVA which provides sufficient resource to run the power supply should the need arise.
SSE Utility Solutions has been contracted to provide the Energy Centre services until
Client: NHS Trust
Date: Contract until 2018
Scope: Energy Centre operation, maintenance and repair service