E.ON Centre to be up and running by the end of October 2013

PUBLISHED: 13:13 20 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:39 20 September 2013

E-On building Cranbrook. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhc 5319-34-13TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

E-On building Cranbrook. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhc 5319-34-13TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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The centre will lower C02 emissions by 13,000 tonnes a year.

An energy centre to power the whole of Cranbrook has been completed and is expected to open by the end of October.

Cranbrook will have its energy supplied by UK company E.ON, with the provider powering all of the houses in the town and Skypark business park.

The 30,000 square foot E.ON centre is one of the integral developments which form part of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point.

The centre will lower CO2 emissions by 13,000 tonnes a year, the equivalent of removing 5,200 cars from the road, and heating bills will also be reduced.

Four gas boilers of various sizes will function in the centre, with waste heat going towards heating water and space heating supplies.

An E.ON spokesman said: “The new energy centre is one of the most efficient ways to provide heat and hot water, and is the biggest establishment set up outside London in decades.

“We’re using high-tech mechanics with efficiency levels 30 per cent higher than that of standard gas boilers.”

Currently, approximately 200 houses are being powered by a temporary energy centre set up by E.ON.

As more people move into Cranbrook, the new centre will take control and be responsible for powering a total of 3,500 houses, dependant on planning permission.

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