Clifton Hospital first in NHS for energy-saving solution


On-site utility to provide immediate cost savings with zero capital outlay

Clifton Hospital has signed an agreement with EuroSite Power for the provision of clean electricity, heat and hot water solutions from a combined heat and power (CHP) system provided at zero capital outlay to the trust, but providing lower energy bills for 15 years.

Under the terms of the agreement with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, EuroSite Power will install and operate a 100kW CHP system at the hospital, which will produce up to 1,745,283 kWh of total energy a year, while saving up to 208 tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking 44 cars off the road each year.

Launching in the UK in 2011, EuroSite Power’s solutions have already proved popular in the leisure and hospitality industries. Clifton Hospital is the first contract for EuroSite Power with the British NHS, representing a milestone for EuroSite’s expansion into the UK healthcare sector.

Paul Hamblyn, managing director of EuroSite Power, said: “We are very pleased to announce this contract as healthcare in the UK is very much in need of cost savings without upfront investment and so is extremely relevant to the solutions we offer. Over the 15-year term of the contract, we will be helping Clifton Hospital achieve substantial savings in terms of energy costs and CO2 footprint.”

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EuroSite Power sells the energy produced from an onsite energy system to an individual property as an alternative to the outright sale of energy equipment. Customers only pay for the energy produced by the system and receive a guaranteed discount rate on the price of the energy, relative to prevailing utility tariffs. All system capital, installation, operating expenses and support are paid by EuroSite Power.