The University of Göttingen and University Medical Centre this week announced plans to develop a new, decentralized power and heat supply system, with two CHP plants to serve the university and one serving the hospital.
The first of the three plants is planned to come online by the end of the year. The 4.5 MW plant will supply baseload heat and around half of the power used by the hospital, and is expected to save 6500 tonnes of CO2 per year.
CHP project developer ETW Energietechnik will supply the plant, which the company said has an overall efficiency of almost 90 per cent.
The €4.7m ($5.5m) project is financed by the state of Lower Saxony.
“The basic supply of electricity and gas to the economy is one of the pillars of the Energy Industry Act. However, even more elementary is the safe and reliable energy supply in the medical sector,” ETW Energietechnik said in a statement.
“Both electricity and heat can save lives here.”