A new docklands development will use combined heat and power (CHP) technology which will supply low carbon energy to 20,000 Londoners.
It will also help cut carbon emissions by 1,800 tonnes each year – equivalent to removing 1,400 cars from the road and contributing towards the capital’s aim of reducing them by 60% by 2025.
The £1 billion Royal Wharf site will house a community of more than 3,300 homes and businesses.
CHP technology effectively captures and reuses the heat generated as part of the electricity production process and is believed to be highly efficient and cost-effective.
Veolia and Cilantro Engineering are providing the technology.