London is facing a significant capacity gap in its ability to dispose of and treat all its waste. Over 2 million tonnes of London’s waste is either landfilled or sent overseas.
Riverside Energy Park
We are planning to invest more than £800 million in our operations and river infrastructure over the coming years.
This includes our planned Riverside Energy Park next to our existing energy from waste (EfW) facility in Belvedere, which will comprise:
- An EfW facility to turn 665,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste into enough electricity to power 140,000 homes each year.
- A solar photovoltaic installation to increase renewable energy generated.
- Battery storage to preserve and release electricity when it is needed most.
- Anaerobic digestion for up to 40,000 tonnes of food and green waste per year, generating compressed natural gas, electricity and fertiliser.
The new Riverside Energy Park is an important part of the solution representing a huge step forward when it comes to meeting London’s waste management and energy generation infrastructure needs.
Following the Secretary of State’s decision in April 2020 to grant development consent for Riverside Energy Park, we expect to start construction in 2022, so that the proposed Energy Park can be generating electricity and heat for London’s homes and treating more of London’s waste by 2024.
Copies of all the documents we presented at our consultations can be downloaded on .gov.uk website:
By employing a range of green technologies which are proven at scale, we will be able to expand our ability to generate and provide clean, low-carbon renewable energy to London’s homes and businesses.
In doing this, we will allow a lot more non-recyclable waste to be treated within London for the benefit of London. This will complement recycling, minimise landfill, take lorries off the roads and create new jobs.