Dalkia has recently supplied a new CHP system to the University of Westminster, which will provide heating and electricity for the campus that serves 20,000 students. Dalkia’s specialist CHP team Cogenco, which secured the contract, will install the 300kW CHP system.
The University of Westminster, one of Britain’s oldest higher education institutions, wanted to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the strategic Green Impact plan that looks to reduce CO2 emissions by 6,000 tonnes over the next 10 years. The university, with its green agenda, aims to pursue its sustainable, environmental and economic commitments in a socially responsible manner and turned to Cogenco, Dalkia’s packaged CHP team, to deliver an energy efficient combined heat and power CHP system to help.
The CHP plant, which utilises the heat produced in electricity generation efficiently, to provide hot water for heating, rather than releasing it will enable the university to make good progress towards meeting its green commitments. Dalkia’s energy systems, which are designed to provide an efficient energy supply, will also lower the university’s energy bills significantly as CHP systems are more than twice as efficient as separate electricity import and on-site heat generation.
John Vickery from the University of Westminster commented: “Dalkia’s CHP system has provided a sustainable on-site energy generation solution for the university, whilst delivering cost saving electricity. The green technology has helped us to continue in our efforts in minimising CO2 emissions and will provide us with a platform to achieve our future environmental targets.”