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Genset from MTU Onsite Energy supplies Good Hope hospital in Sutton Coldfield with heat and power

11/10/2014 | Words: Yvonne Wirth | Pictures: Good Hope Hospital

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The Good Hope hospital in Sutton Coldfield, UK, has just modernized its 35-year old power generation installation. At the heart of its new CHP plant is a 12V Series 4000 L62 Onsite Energy genset from MTU with 1,166 Kw electrical power output. The unit was installed and is operated by Cogenco, Veolia’s packaged CHP team. Cogenco are MTU’s service distributor based in West Sussex, England.

The Good Hope hospital, which specializes in acute and general medicine, has 600 patient beds and high heat and power requirements. To cover these, the natural-gas-driven CHP plant delivers 9,400 MW of electrical power per hour and 9,100 MW of heat. The electrical power is mainly used to run  hospital equipment and systems. During the night and at the weekend, when less power is required, the surplus is fed into the local public grid.  The heat emitted during power generation is recovered by the CHP plant and used to regulate the water temperature in the hospital's central heating system. The CHP plant runs 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Benefits for the hospital: significant energy cost saving over the next few years, with an annual reduction in CO2 of up to 2,692 tons. 

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