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Centrica Business Solutions helps luxury Cornwall hotel save £30k a year

The Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate in St Ives, Cornwall, is set to make a £30,000 annual saving on its energy bill following the installation of new energy technology.

Delivered by Centrica Business Solutions, the two 35kW combined heat and power units (CHP) will generate almost all of the coastal retreat’s energy needs. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation will help meet other energy needs, such as heating the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool. 

The state-of-the-art equipment will also help the Estate to reduce its carbon emissions by around 70 tonnes a year – equivalent to the amount of carbon produced by 45 cars. 

The £120,000 project received funding as part of the £19 million Cornwall Local Energy Market (LEM) trial, which has been established to test the role of flexible demand, generation and storage in helping to support future decarbonisation. Funded in part by the European Regional Development Fund, the trial is working with over 150 homes and businesses from across the county.