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New scheme to save power station heating

PUBLISHED: 17:22 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:33 11 August 2010

A PIONEERING environmental scheme to save thousands of tonnes of CO2 is to be introduced into the borough. Barking Power Station will be the first UK station to use the heat it currently wastes (400MW), from generating electricity for heating systems and

A PIONEERING environmental scheme to save thousands of tonnes of CO2 is to be introduced into the borough.

Barking Power Station will be the first UK station to use the heat it currently wastes (400MW), from generating electricity for heating systems and hot water to replace gas.

The scheme could supply enough heat for 150,000 homes in the Thames Gateway, and save 96,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, or 120,000 tonnes after the completion of proposed expansions for the power station.

New developments in Barking Riverside, the Royal Docks, Havering Riverside, and in Barking town centre will be the first buildings to benefit from the scheme.

The project, which is being developed by local authorities, the London Development Agency, and Barking Power Station, will feature a pipeline network between the station and residential buildings by 2011, and should help reach the Mayor's target to lower London' CO2 emissions by 60% until 2025.

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