Tony McDermott, who leads ENER-G'S specialist healthcare division, will present a paper entitled 'Infrastructure Considerations for Energy Saving Projects'.
According to the NHS Sustainable Development Unit’s (SDU) report, CHP offers NHS England the most significant impact on operational costs and carbon. ENER-G is an approved contractor to the Carbon and Energy Fund and has delivered more than 50 CHP-led energy services contracts within the healthcare sector. This has involved CHP projects ranging from 50kWe up to 2MWe, including a multiple award winning energy centre at Birmingham Heartlands.
Commenting on the NHS' carbon reduction challenge, Tony McDermott said: ""In our experience, the benefits of CHP in hospitals can be enhanced in combination with some key energy efficiency measures. We have identified the most affordable, practical and effective methods to be high efficiency lighting, boiler improvements, insulation and improved controls systems."
He added: "This integrated approach provides predictable, reliable cost and carbon reductions - making it feasible to finance such schemes under energy performance contracts, particularly Public-Private Partnership (PPP) funding mechanisms, such as the Carbon Energy Fund (CEF). As such, the entire project can be underwritten and cost savings guaranteed by contractors, such as ENER-G. In this way, NHS Trusts incur no capital cost and derive a net benefit from the energy and operational savings, particularly in the latter years of the contract period."
ENER-G is Europe's leading supplier of small scale CHP systems, which it designs and manufactures in Manchester, UK. Its cogeneration projects in the healthcare sector range from simple packaged generators that complement existing boiler plant - to complex boiler house/energy centre solutions with trigeneration (chilling) capability.
Its portfolio of healthcare projects includes a multi-award winning integrated energy management project at Birmingham Heartlands, where ENER-G replaced aged lighting throughout the hospital and designed, built and installed a complete energy centre, which is operated and maintained by ENER-G.
Tony McDermott added: "Typical hospital CHP projects can provide guaranteed utility saving of up to £500,000 per annum, including associated operational savings. The vast majority of the saving is generated through the more efficient use of energy and plant. The associated CO2 abatement of up to 2,500 tCO2 per annum can reduce the site's carbon footprint by up to 25%.