We help nearly 200 residents in Hackney to benefit from affordable heating

Nearly 200 residents in Hackney will benefit from more affordable heating thanks to newly installed communal gas heating, funded by npower.

Working with partners Cenergist, the installation of a communal heating system in Fellows Court Estate, Hoxton, is one of the UK’s first district heating schemes to be upgraded through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The new system replaces residents’ old, inefficient and expensive oil-fired boilers.

Cllr Philip Glanville, Cabinet Member for Hackney Homes and Regeneration Estates, said:

"We are always looking for new ways to help those in fuel poverty and we’re keen to use this funding to support our residents. Hopefully this project will inspire other authorities to follow suit and kick-start more ECO-funded schemes to install more communal heating around the borough."

Nick Gardner Development Manager, Retail Energy Services said:

"It was a privilege to work with Hackney Homes on this project that promoted the use of low carbon community heating and the use of ECO funding to finance the required heating works – it provides an excellent example of how local authorities can bring forward such projects".

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