King’s College Hospital

Energy management and low-carbon generation
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Reducing Kings College Hospital's
energy consumption and carbon footprint

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 buildings include 46 wards, surgeries and theatres, clinics, a dental institute, an education centre and residences.

The challenge

To reduce energy consumption and its carbon footprint from an energy plant at the end of its operational life, the Trust looked for modern energy solutions. The objectives were to replace the inefficient plant, reduce carbon emissions, create significant cost savings and redress structural problems with the existing subterranean boiler house.

The solution

To meet the site needs for heating, electricity and cooling, Veolia designed a trigeneration CHP energy solution that included standby generation.

Maintained utility supply from the existing boilerhouse and provided temporary plant during the complex construction project, including demolition of the obsolete flue and adding additional storeys to house the new plant.

On completion, Veolia started operating the trigeneration 4.2 MWe CHP that delivers electricity, heat, hot water, cooling and standby generation to the site. Provide 24/7 year-round operational support and risk transfer.

The contract also includes management of EU Emissions Trading Scheme compliance on behalf of the hospital.

Value delivered

Veolia helped meet the Trust’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 10% in the first year. In addition to saving energy supplies the Veolia energy centre also provides significant cost savings that can be redirected to the core patient care and teaching activities.


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