London’s iconic Battersea Power Station is set to start producing energy again in 2020 – 38 years after the last coal-fired power generation facilities at the site were decommissioned. Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), which owns the iconic London site, has confirmed that a new, low-carbon energy hub at the facility will come online in 2020, after structural work on the hub was successfully completed over the Christmas period. Located directly in front of the original building, the 73,000 sq ft underground facility will be fitted with three gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) engines totalling 7.3MWe and three gas-fired boilers totalling 30MWth. Seven 60m³ thermal stores and six 4MWe chillers will also be installed. These devices use electricity to drive a compressor in a refrigerant cycle, transferring cool energy to a water circuit in order to produce chilled water. The energy generated at the facility will be used to heat and cool the site and to provide hot and cold water to new domestic and commercial buildings being erected as part of Battersea’s ongoing regeneration. This will negate the need for a boiler at some of these properties.
Edie 9th Jan 2019 read more »