An Enfield Council-owned energy company is heating the homes of its first customers.

The Council’s plans to set up an energy company delivering heat networks started six years ago.

In 2015 energetik, which supplies low-carbon heat and hot water through community heat networks, was incorporated.

Energetik’s first heat network is now supplying new homes in Arnos Grove.

Three other heat networks are planned in regeneration areas including estate redevelopments at Ponders End and Oakwood.

At the Meridian Water development energetik will supply all of the new homes.

Jayne Clare, managing director, said: “It’s an interesting time for the heat network industry, as it remains unregulated but is set to expand rapidly over the coming years.

“Energetik is proud to set itself apart from other companies as we’re focused on putting our customers first and delivering excellent quality.

“Community heat networks can be a fantastic way of providing efficient, environmentally friendly energy but unfortunately there are a lot of examples out there of schemes that don’t live up to expectations.

“Energetik’s heat networks are designed to a far higher standard that what’s usual for the UK market.

“But we haven’t just concentrated on the technical side of things.

“At every stage, our customers have been our first consideration to make sure their service is reliable: from installing multiple back-up systems in our energy centres, to increasing insulation on above-ground pipework to reduce heat loss, to extended testing and commissioning to make sure everything works as it should before residents move in.

“We take the time to meet with our customers face-to-face to help them understand the system, as it’s new for most of them.

“None of this is rocket science but many of these aspects are often overlooked or rushed in private-sector schemes, and their customers end up suffering as a result.

“With the Council behind us, we’re providing a sustainable and adaptable energy infrastructure that can continue growing over decades.

“We want to protect our customers in a market that’s still unregulated, focussing on giving them a great service that’s reliable and good value.

“The fact that we can do this whilst improving air quality and giving benefits back to the Council is a win-win.”

Energetik will supply over 15,000 homes and businesses in North London with low carbon heat.

It will provide reliable and environmentally friendly value for money energy to regeneration areas of Enfield.

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