Reducing energy costs for hospitals
Supporting New Cross Hospital’s carbon reduction targets Open accordion

The 800 bed New Cross Hospital is part of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands. To meet the NHS 2020 target to cut carbon by 26%, the hospital needed to cut its energy use.

We worked in partnership with the hospital to design and install a 2MWe combined heat and power (CHP) based system with low temperature hot water and waste heat recovery boilers. The CHP recovers the heat produced as a by-product of the electrical generation process, delivering 40% of the hospital’s entire heating and water requirements and 75% of its electrical demand.

To reduce energy use further, we also updated 1,881 light fittings in corridors areas, using high frequency lighting.

The site now generates 16.1GWh of low-carbon electricity a year, cutting CO2 emissions by 1,500 TONNES A YEAR.
The project guarantees annual cost savings of £960,000

Advanced battery energy storage cuts carbon for Rotherham Hospital Open accordion

Veolia’s specialist energy team worked with the on site team at Rotherham Hospital to install a new battery energy storage system (BESS) as part of its 20-year Energy Performance Contract (EPC).

By using the 500kWh storage system, the hospital can achieve savings of more than £1 million a year, and cut carbon emissions by 49,620 tonnes.

The BESS features multiple battery cells that store electrical energy produced for use at a later time. Based on the latest lithium-ion technology the battery unit is capable of delivering 500kWh, equivalent to the energy output from 130,000 standard AA size batteries.

Potential to achieve savings of more than

“Achieving net zero carbon will require a sustainable energy supply that can replicate and replace fossil fuelled power stations. The new BESS at Rotherham Hospital is another key step in achieving this goal, and helps the NHS to become more sustainable and focus budgets on patient care.”

John Abraham
Chief Operating Officer, Industrial, Water and Energy
Veolia UK and Ireland

Deployment of innovative solutions Open accordion
Deployment of innovative solutions
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