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Eversheds warms up energy from waste deal for Southwark council

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    Law firm Eversheds has advised Southwark council on London’s first district heating system, harnessing energy from waste, to heat 2,500 homes.

    In a project developed by Veolia Environmental Services, the South East London Combined Heat and Power Plant (SELCHP) will supply excess heat and hot water to 2,500 homes across Bermondsey and Southwark. The project aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 8,000 tonnes each year and is a step towards establishing a fixed fee energy system for residents in the area.

    The Eversheds team, led by Partner Michael Grimes and supported by senior associates Andrew Hirst and Evelyn Onifade, advised Southwark council on all aspects of this agreement, working closely with the council's in-house legal team.

    Michael said:

    “There is a lot of support for energy from waste projects in the UK, both at a local and a national level. District heating schemes are increasingly being seen as a way for councils to help residents reduce their heating and hot water bills. Southwark council is leading the way in terms of harnessing resources that would otherwise go to waste, or even increase carbon dioxide emissions.”

    Deborah Collins, Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure at Southwark council, said:

    “We’re excited to be leading the way for London Boroughs in relation to district heating systems. This is very much what we want to see more of in London. Eversheds’ expertise in energy from waste is well known and the team lived up to their reputation as trusted advisers.”


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