We are delighted that North London Waste Authority’s North London Heat and Power Project, a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate this month.

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) proposes to build an energy recovery facility by 2025 to replace an existing waste plant at the Edmonton EcoPark, Enfield. The replacement facility will manage up to 700,000 tonnes of waste a year at a peak, and could provide enough power for around 127,000 homes. The Authority is also looking at diverting some of the heat generated to local homes and businesses via heat networks. The Lee Valley Heat Network, which is a separate project that will be managed by Enfield Council, is aiming to use the available heat from the existing plant as soon as next year.

Copper supported NLWA with communications and consultation throughout the pre-application process. Our objective was to explain a complicated project and complex consent process in a clear and concise way whilst not compromising the technical detail. As part of the communications programme, we developed three animation videos to explain the project and consent process in a simple but engaging way. You can view the animations here: http://northlondonheatandpower.london/home

This is the fourth NSIP to be accepted this year for which Copper provides communications and consultation support. The other projects are:

  • National Grid’s Hinkley Point C Connection Project
  • Western Power Distribution’s Brechfa Forest Connection Project
  • Scottish Power Energy Network’s North Wales Wind Farm Connection Project