Supplier Veolia announced this week that its new 15-year contract with the college is to include installation of a modern CHP unit using lean-burn technology to reduce its fuel use.
The new system is expected to save an estimated 5000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, with lifetime monitoring and maintenance provided by Veolia. It will supply power and heating to the 17-ha campus.
The previous CHP system had completed over 120,000 generating hours in 22 years, Veolia said.
Gavin Graveson, COO Public and Commercial at Veolia, said: ‘This latest application of CHP demonstrates our long term commitment to deliver energy efficiency and low carbon energy to higher education.
‘We currently have 25 MWe of CHP capacity that provides energy on over 60 university campuses, supporting their education and research facilities, and housing more than 200,000 students.’