Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) visited Greenwich Peninsula on Friday 17 March for an official site visit and demonstration of one of London’s newest – and most ambitious – district heating projects.

Pinnacle Power hosted the visit with developer Knight Dragon, showcasing the state-of-the-art low-carbon district heat network to 11 BEIS and ADE representatives.

The low-carbon district heat network at Greenwich Peninsula provides more than 16,000 homes and 3.5 million ft² of commercial space with heat and energy, and is the largest residential new-build district heating system in Europe. Pinnacle Power is responsible for the design, delivery, operation, maintenance and customer service of the energy network.

Pinnacle Power Director David Paterson said the visit was overwhelmingly positive.

“We were delighted to welcome both the BEIS and ADE to Greenwich Peninsula last week, showcasing what is one of the most ambitious district energy projects in the country at the moment,” he said.

“A few of the members there had not been to an operational site before, so it was a great opportunity to showcase how a successful district heating network operates, and how their policies impact on the work that we do.”

“Overall, it was a really positive visit with some excellent feedback,” he said.