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North Midlands hospitals cut CO2 emissions by 2,800 tonnes a year

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is saving precious public funds to be recycled into frontline patient care, thanks to its super-efficient, 1.2MW CHP unit and live system monitoring.
hospitals: Royal Stoke and County Hospital in Stafford
tonnes of CO2 cut a year
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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Case Study Video

They needed to improve their energy performance

Providing services for approximately 900,000 people locally and three million regionally at Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford, energy consumption is consistently high for the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. To better manage this, the Trust needed a cost effective energy saving solution with a goal to improve environmental performance and reduce the expense associated with energy generation.

Creating a healthier solution for the long-term

Our role was to install a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site. We decommissioned and disassembled their old system and installed the 1.2MW CHP unit to deliver greater performance.

Monitoring live energy levels

The CHP on-board computer provides a two-way communication channel to the service centre. This allows live system operational monitoring so any faults can be quickly rectified.

The results

The CHP is helping reduce the hospital’s CO2 emissions by almost 2,792 tonnes a year. This is almost 8% of the Trust’s current carbon output, and equivalent to the environmental benefit of removing 991 cars from the road.

With mandate to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050, the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is now well on course to hit their target.

Supporting the hospital into the future

The hospital took out a Premier Plus service contract – a fully comprehensive operation and maintenance package. This means they benefit from a range of services including 24-hour remote monitoring, a dedicated site engineer and all-inclusive parts and labour for the contract term.

Why choose CHP?

  • Avoids Climate Change Levy
  • Primary energy savings deliver lower energy bills
  • Higher efficiency offers reduced greenhouse gas emissions, offsetting the impact of the Carbon Reduction Commitment
  • Greater security of supply
  • Flexible procurement options
  • Zero CAPEX required
  • Possible grant funding
This project delivers recurring revenue savings in energy costs. As well as helping to cut carbon emissions and save the environment, all the money saved in energy bills will be redirected to front line patient care.”
Charlie Cox, Energy Manager, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust