On-site utility agreement brings CHP to UK leisure centre

A combined heat and power (CHP) system has come online at a UK leisure centre through a 15-year agreement with on-site utility EuroSite Power. à‚ 

Under the agreement, The Dome leisure centre in Doncaster, England has installed a 331 kW CHP system from Czech manufacturer Tedom. The system is expected to produce up to 1848 MWe and 2038 MWth per year, and to save up to 667 tonnes of CO2.

EuroSite Power will own, operate and maintain the system, with The Dome purchasing its power at a rate lower than what it would pay for grid power. The exact power price was not given.

The Dome includes a swimming complex, bars, a sports arena that is also used as an event venue, and the UK’s first split-level ice skating rink.

EuroSite Power described the contract as the first of its type to be funded by Societe Generale Equipment Finance.

Dr Elias Samaras, EuroSite Power CEO, said: ‘The Societe Generale financing was put in place to enable EuroSite Power to deliver larger and more frequent installations of our on-site utility projects. Doncaster Dome is much larger than some of our projects prior to the agreement with Societe Generale.’

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