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Camden Council


Camden has consistently delivered high quality sustainable energy initiatives for over 10 years. We are working to improve the energy efficiency of council housing, help residents reduce their carbon footprint and make warmth affordable for all council tenants and leaseholders. Camden has committed to reducing the borough’s Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 27% by 2017 40% by 2020 (from 2005 levels). Decentralised Energy networks have been identified as a principal method for Camden meeting its carbon reduction targets.

In 2013, we developed a unique district heating system in the Gospel Oak area, using surplus heat from the CHP at the Royal Free hospital to provide low carbon heat to several Camden housing estates. The system was connected to 1,449 dwellings, saving an estimated 43,828 tonnes of lifetime CO2. This was part funded by the Greater London Authority and CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme).

A Decentralised Energy network is currently in construction in Somers Town to supply heat to 339 homes across four estates. The newly built Francis Crick Institute has joined Camden in sharing the benefits of the scheme and from 2016 will buy electricity from the CHP unit that will be installed in a council block. For more information, please see our short film below.

Camden current heat networks are as follows:

Total number of heat networks currently in operation


Total number of buildings supplied by heat network


Total number of dwellings supplied by heat network


Communal heat networks (1 building only)


District heat networks (more than 1 building)


Camden Town Hall
Judd Street

Contact: Angela Murphy – Sustainability Strategy Team Leader

Tel: 0207 974 1923

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