Thameswey Central Milton Keynes (TCMK) was set up in 2005 to build and operate a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy station to generate and supply low carbon district heating and electricity as part of the regeneration of the central business district in Milton Keynes by English Partnerships.
The energy station is located on Avebury Boulevard at the very centre of Milton Keynes. At the heart of Thameswey’s energy station are two CHP units that are fuelled by natural gas and have an electrical output of 6.4 MW. The station supplies electricity and heat via extensive districtheating and private wire network to ‘The Hub’, (a mixed use development comprising hotels, bars, restaurants, apartments, business and retail units), the ‘Vizion’ development of apartments, commercial outlets and a large Sainsbury’s store, ‘The Pinnacle’ prestige office development and Network Rail’s new national HQ.
Further expansion of Thameswey’s network is planned to serve new and existing developments throughout Central Milton Keynes. The area served currently has a radius of some 1.5 km. TCMK supplies more than 14 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of low carbon electricity and 12 GWh of heat. That’s enough to provide electricity and heat to nearly 3,000 households. TCMK now has over 1,100 business and domestic customers who purchase their electricity and heat from our energy station.
Network Rail HQ is connected to Thameswey Energy’s CHP energy station in Central Milton Keynes district heating via 1500m of pipework. The building is powered through a private wire network. The 37,000m² four storey building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ design stage rating and accommodates over 3,000 people responsible for national co-ordination of Network Rail.