The trigeneration network in Woking town centre provides low carbon heating, cooling and electricity to a number of buildings including civic offices, WWF HQ, Skanska HQ, a shopping centre and a museum.
In May 2000, Woking Borough Council set up its first Energy Services Company, (ESCo) Thameswey Energy Ltd, to build and operate a gas CHP energy station in Woking town centre. Thameswey Energy Ltd (TEL) partnered with Xergi A/S, a Danish CHP design and build company to build and maintain its CHP installations in Woking town centre, and a second station in Woking Park.
These installations provide low carbon heating, cooling and electricity to buildings within Woking town centre including the WWF's UK headquarters, Skanska's headquarters, civic offices, HG Wells Conference Centre, the Big Apple entertainments complex, Holiday Inn hotel, YMCA, Enterprise Place apartments, the Peacocks shopping centre, the Lightbox museum and gallery, and Woking Leisure Centre and Pools in the Park. Thameswey generates more than 10 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of low carbon electricity and 9 GWh of heat from its energy stations. That’s enough to provide electricity and heat to over 2,000 households.
Over 170 business and domestic customers are supplied with electricity and heat from our energy stations. Every year, TEL saves over 1,400 tonnes of CO2 by supplying low carbon energy generation from its energy stations within Woking