High-efficiency delivery for the University of Warwick
Recently voted the best campus in the UK, it includes education and research buildings, student accommodation, Warwick Arts Centre, sports centre, shops, banks, bars and restaurants.
To maximise the use of funding for the academic activity the energy supply needs to be cost and environmentally efficient. The University of Warwick identified that a district heating scheme incorporating CHP was the best way to deliver energy to the campus community as this could provide higher efficiencies than individual grid supplies and separate boilers.
Starting in 2000 Veolia (Cogenco) Combined Heat and Power has provided a four phase introduction of CHP for the three campus sites:
400kWe unit installed for University Medical Centre with funding from the energy Savings Trust Innovation grant
Two 1.35MWe units with absorption chilling to provide base load heat and electricity and feed the air conditioning. Stored Ice generated during night time low demand is used for day time cooling
1.35MWe unit installed to supply heat and electricity to the main campus
Installation of two hot water buffer vessels to provide hot water during peak times
- Cost savings of £300,000 per year
- CO2 emission reductions of 3,500 tonnes per year in line with carbon targets
- High efficiency energy delivery
- Design, installation, operation and maintenance from expert team
- Year round operational support
“We are committed to to reducing our CO2 emissions via the use of cogeneration and at the same time reduce our energy costs. The service support we receive from Veolia is excellent”