Selected by MLM Consulting Engineers, a total of nine LoadTracker units have been installed across three central energy plant rooms and will deliver low carbon heating to apartments and commercial units, as well as electrical power to landlord’s areas, at Caspian Wharf.
Caspian Wharf is a brownfield site development by Berkeley Group on the Limehouse Cut that comprises contemporary studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments with a mix of both private and social housing.
For the largest energy centre, MLM selected five SAV LoadTracker CHP units and three 1,000-litre heat storage vessels to serve the 289 apartments.
“The CHP was a key element in our energy plan for the development, helping us to reduce emissions and meet local authority requirements in compliance with the London Plan,” said MLM technical director Colin Bowen.
“The CHP was sized to meet heat loads while ensuring that all of the power generated was used to meet the buildings’ parasitic loads with no predicted export to the national grid. This arrangement ensures that we minimise the use of mains electricity and the high carbon emissions associated with it.”
SAV calculates that the CHP plant is expected to produce nearly 480,000kWh of electrical power and over 950,000kWh of heat per annum. The installation is projected to reduce CO2 emissions by 113 tonnes a year, compared to a conventional mains electricity/gas-fired boiler arrangement.