Heat emitted by transformers of the substation reused for heating the Gallery
Heat emitted by six electricity transformers of the substation is captured and reused for heating and hot water in the Tate Modern Gallery
Description of the Process
Modernising a substation has released more than 1,000 square metres of space for the redevelopment of Tate Modern on the southern side of the building. The rebuilt substation has halved in size, enabling the art gallery to grow. As an additional benefit, heat emitted by the six electricity transformers in the new substation will be captured and used for heating and hot water in the new building. At full capacity, the system will have the potential to provide about 600kW of heat. Inside the gallery, some small panels illustrate and explain the process to the visitors.