What we do

Cory Riverside Energy Thames

With a population approaching nine million people, London has an incredible appetite for energy. Keeping the lights on in the face of increasing demand is one of the major challenges facing the city today.

The population produces around 22 million tonnes of waste every year. Or, to put it another way, enough to fill the largest skyscraper at Canary Wharf every eight days.

At Cory Riverside Energy we believe that using this waste to help provide London with a safe, secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply makes great environmental sense.

Our Riverside Resource Recovery Energy from Waste facility at Belvedere uses the waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill as feedstock to generate electricity. As one of the largest operations of its kind in the UK, the facility generates c.525,000 MWh of electricity each year from processing circa 750,000 tonnes of waste. What’s more, we use the River Thames as a green highway to move the waste from the city to the facility on our fleet of tugs and barges, removing around 100,000 truck movements a year off our capital’s congested roads.

By generating electricity from domestic and commercial residual waste, after recycling, we are improving resource efficiency, avoiding London’s use on landfill, and achieving greater sustainability as part of London’s circular economy.

Providing London with a safe, secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply