sustainability

Olympic Energy Centre

The Olympic energy centre at an advanced stage of construction
The Olympic energy centre at an advanced stage of construction

The quality of these pictures is not good – they were taken with my iPhone 3G.

Within the space of a week I visited two energy centres; one serving the Eden Project in Cornwall and the other the centre under construction at the Olympic site in east London.

At the Eden Project we learnt something about the shortcomings of biomass boilers, particularly in relation to the quality of the fuel and getting it from the store to the burner.

The Olympic energy centre (Stratford, London) is the biggest I’ve ever seen and is at an advanced state of construction. It will be providing virtually all of the heat, power and cooling for the site. Of interest to me was the procurement of the Energy Services Company, which has a 40 year contract to supply energy. Pictured below is the view from the roof of the energy centre.

View over the Olympic construction site from the top of the Energy Centre
View over the Olympic construction site from the top of the Energy Centre

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