Eon is currently in talks with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to develop heat networks around the O2 Arena, and also working on a scheme with Viridor to use heat from a energy-from-waste plant in Cardiff for customers including the Millenium Stadium.
Eon-UK chief executive Tony Cocker said that the company is trying to expand district heating and welcomed the announcement last week of £10 million in government support.
“It is more efficient,” he said. “We are pleased that the government has put that money in to help to stimulate the marketplace and encourage cities and communities to get involved. It is a growing opportunity.”
Heat networks have been built in Continental Europe by Eon for some time and there are some new developments in the UK. It is in talks with other cities and boroughs about schemes that would serve existing buildings.