Saltaire green energy firm awarded major London heat…

Saltaire green energy firm awarded major London heat network contract

Saltaire’s Switch2 Energy has been selected to deliver a 30-year heat network contract for London’s Greenwich Millennium Village.

Switch2 is providing retrofit design and build, operation and maintenance of the network, which is a joint venture between Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties.

The project involves upgrading and replacing existing energy centres and other equipment, while ensuring uninterrupted heat and hot water supply to residents. This will transform efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by 150 tonnes each year, which is equivalent to the carbon offset by a 178 acre forest in one year. 

Switch2 is responsible for all aspects of maintaining and operating the heat network – providing a reliable, efficient and affordable supply of low carbon heat and hot water to residents. This involves all heat metering, including smart meters in homes – to manage accurate and transparent resident billing.

During all stages of the retrofit project, Switch2’s on-site resident liaison officer will be on hand to support customers. 

Switch2 will use its Internet of Things (IoT) digital energy management platform to achieve complete visibility of the heat network and enhance performance.

Chris Genner, Project Director for Greenwich Millennium Village Limited, said: “We’re committed to delivering green and affordable energy to the residents and are pleased to be working with Switch2 to realise our sustainability vision and deliver the highest standards of service to our residents and customers.”

Simon Eddleston, Construction Director Switch2 Energy

Simon Eddleston, Construction Director Switch2 Energy, said: “We’re proud to partner with Greenwich Millennium Village and will draw on our 35-years of designing, building and managing heat networks – putting our customers’ needs first to deliver this prestigious project.

“We will make use of our advanced digital technologies to maximise performance, drastically reduce carbon emissions and deliver excellent service to residents.”

Switch2, which was founded in Bradford more than 30 years ago, is headquartered at The Waterfront, Salts Mill. The company delivers heat network projects for private developers, housing associations and local authorities – serving 85,000 residents and 200 clients across 500 heat schemes. 

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