We use low-carbon technology to provide central heating and hot water to Greenwich Peninsula, delivered through our heat network.

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Heating your home

Simply put, a district heat network is comprised of 3 main elements:

  1. 1.

    An energy centre that converts fuel into heat

  2. 2.

    Insulated underground pipes that transport the heat to your property, via your Heat Interface Unit (HIU)

  3. 3.

    Loka supplies heat based on two charges only. A Fixed Charge (£343 per year inc. VAT) and a Unit Charge (7 pence per kilowatt hour (kWh) inc. VAT) – latest prices as of 2016. An average residence using around 3,000 kWh of heat per year will pay an annual heat bill of £553.

H U I U H U

The Energy Centre

The Energy Centre

Once completed, a brand new low carbon Energy Centre will sit at the heart of the Loka network - generating, distributing and recovering heat and power for the whole of Greenwich Peninsula. The 160-foot tower for the centre will be clad in a striking new artwork called "The Optic Cloak", by Conrad Shawcross.

Celebrating the commission’s function as a part of the Energy Centre’s flue, rather than trying to hide it.

The 'Optic Cloak' on the Energy Centre flue tower

What you need to know

  • District heat networks are compulsory for all new large property developments in London. Loka is the sole supplier of heat on Greenwich Peninsula. When you buy or rent your home, you will also need to sign an exclusive heat supply contract with us.
  • Loka supplies heat based on two charges only. A Fixed Charge (£343 per year inc. VAT) and a Unit Charge (7 pence per kilowatt hour (kWh) inc. VAT) – latest prices as of 2016. An average residence using around 3,000 kWh of heat per year will pay an annual heat bill of £553.
  • Getting your heat from Loka has been designed to be entirely simple. We look after everything on the network from the Energy Centre through to the Heat Interface Unit (HIU) in your home. Everything is included in Loka’s price: servicing, maintenance, replacement, emergency callout, metering and billing. There will be nothing more to pay.
  • There will be no random price-hikes. We review our prices every year, in line with the cost of gas and the official Consumer Prices Index (CPI). We have comprehensive safeguards in place to protect you, covering everything from the service you receive to the price you pay and how we address any problems that arise. We are answerable to the governance committee.

The Optic Cloak