London panorama

The London Underground’s mid-tunnel ventilation shaft and UK Power Network’s electricity substation have been identified as sources of waste heat that could be utilised within the local Bunhill Heat and Power Network. This demonstrator will look at how these sources of waste heat can be captured and integrated into this local district heating system. It will also consider how this could form the beginning of a strategically important energy hub that will allow the subsequent extension of the heating system in the area. The second part of this demonstrator will be the integration of a thermal store to help with energy balancing in the area. This demonstrator will develop an understanding of how waste heat can be economically captured and utilised within a local district heating system and how a thermal store can help with the balancing of both surplus electricity and heat within their respective networks.​