Hospitals are crucial facilities in our society which currently face different challenges. They have to provide the highest care to people with tight budgets. At all times, they need to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of heat and electricity while trying to reduce their CO2 emissions. Both the King’s College Hospital and the New Cross Hospital in the United Kingdom chose for a cogeneration unit to cope with these different challenges.

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The 949-bed King’s College Hospital is one of London’s largest teaching hospitals and provides a full range of hospital services for over 700,000 people in Lambeth and Southwark. It plays a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students and is internationally recognised. 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. It offers general and specialist hospital services for people across the Midlands and provides a full range of medical and surgical specialties.

To reduce their energy consumption, energy bills and carbon footprint, both hospitals looked for a modern solution which could guarantee maximised energy security for their facilities. COGEN Europe member Veolia designed and implemented for the hospitals a cogeneration solution. Thanks to this new installation, King’s College Hospital has managed to reduce its CO2 emissions by 25% and energy costs by 29% resulting in emitting 2,555 tonnes of CO2 less and saving up to £450,000 per year. The New Cross Hospital managed to cut its CO2 emissions by 1,500 tonnes per year leading to an annual cost reduction of £960,000.

Benefits of cogeneration

CO2 emissions

2,555 and 1,500
tonnes of CO2

avoided per year

Financial savings

£450,000 and £960,000
saved per year

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