New energy centre to save £1m annually

St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London, is celebrating a major overhaul of its energy centre that the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says will reduce the hospital’s annual energy bill by ‘at least 10 per cent’.

Delivered by Centrica Business Solutions, the project is ‘guaranteed to save the hospital over £1 m per year with no upfront cost’, while reducing its annual carbon emissions by 20 per cent (6,000 tonnes). 

Officially opened on 29 June, the energy centre features two CHP units that will deliver almost the entire hospital’s power requirement. Centrica also installed four boilers, a ‘highly efficient’ chiller system, and ‘energyefficient’ lighting and controls. 

The energy centre has been delivered under a 15-year EPC that will include operations and maintenance support. St George’s is one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. With 960 beds, and 24 theatres, it treats around a million patients annually.

Pictured (left to right) are: Shane Minehane, lead project manager, Kim Riley, project manager, and Jorge Pikunic, MD, all of UK & I Distributed Energy (DE) and Power at Centrica, the Trust’s director of estates and facilities, Kevin Howell, and Chris Gale, DE Programme manager, Centrica.




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