Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced a 15-year plan to upgrade and manage the Queen’s Medical Centre’s (QMC) on-site power plant, as well as introduce an energy efficiency program that will reduce energy use save approximately £2.8 million, according to an article on the E2B Pulse website.
The project will partner the E.ON utility with the hospital’s support services and construction partner, Interserve, to upgrade the QMC campus’ combined heat and power (CHP) plant – which generates heat and hot water as well as electricity for use across the site – as well as install energy saving measures including boiler optimization technology, low energy LED lighting and building energy management controls.
The improvements will be delivered through the NHS SBS Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) procurement framework under an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) which means the investment in new technologies can be carried out with no upfront cost to the hospital and will be paid back through the savings which have been guaranteed by E.ON, the article said.
It is expected that the measures will deliver carbon reduction of 16,000 tons and cost savings of £2.8 million a year across the Trust, based on current pricing levels. The upgraded equipment, combined with the new energy saving measures, will also help the QMC Trust comply with new EU environmental regulations regarding greenhouse gas emissions and go towards nationwide NHS targets of reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the biggest in England providing care to more than 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and surrounding communities and specialist services to a further 3-4 million people from neighboring counties
Read the article.