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ENER-G CHP technology selected for major London housing scheme

ENER-G 160 kW cogeneration unit landscape c 130 x 130

ENER-G has been selected to supply combined heat and power (CHP) technology for phase two of the Leopold Estate housing scheme in Tower Hamlets, London.

The low carbon energy generation system will serve 516 new homes in the second phase of development by Poplar Housing Association. In the first phase, ENER-G supplied a 35kWe CHP unit, which is providing high efficiency heat and power to existing residents.

Mechanical and electrical contractor Orchard Plumbing Ltd appointed ENER-G to supply and commission the ENER-G E185 (185kWe/308kWth) low NOx CHP system, designed in line with BREEAM 2014 emissions requirements. This system, which is expected to be commissioned by March 2016, ensures low emissions output throughout the operating life of the product.

Orchard will be responsible for installing the technology in the basement plant room, adjacent to the existing CHP unit. Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd is the main contractor for the housing development, which also includes new public open space and public realm works.

Ian Hopkins, Group Sales Director of ENER-G Cogen International Ltd, said: "London is demonstrating strong leadership in decarbonising its energy supplies through increasing use of CHP with low emissions technology. We are proud to be playing our part in contributing to the capital's green ambitions. Our technology has been used at Buckingham Palace for many years and across many other famous London buildings. This is one of a number of new projects we are supplying in the capital."

ENER-G helped pioneer packaged CHP technology more than 30 years ago. It is a leading global supplier of CHP systems from 4kWe to 10MWe, with its headquarters and main R&D and manufacturing facility based in the UK along with other major facilities in the US, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and Hungary. The company delivers whole life cycle cogeneration projects that include initial feasibility, system design and manufacture, turnkey construction and long term maintenance and operation. Turnkey solutions are offered on either a capital purchase or fully funded, build own operate (BOO) basis, making the technology accessible to a wide range of customers seeking lower energy costs and lower carbon footprint.