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Southwark considers SELCHP to heat 3,000 homes

Waste energy from a combined head and power plant could heat around 3,000 homes in Southwark, under plans being considered by the council.

Southwark Council would draw enough heat from the nearby South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP) facility to power 2,700 homes across five estates in collaboration with Veolia Environmental Services.

Southwark Council cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling Cllr Barrie Hargrove said: “Residents will not notice any difference in their heating, except for the knowledge that it will be provided in a cheaper, more local, and more secure manner.”

Veolia is currently building an 85,000 tonne MRF in the borough as part of the 25 year PFI agreement with Southwark Council.

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