City Hospitals Sunderland, UK, is installing a 1.55MW combined heat and power (CHP) system in an effort to cut carbon emissions and energy costs.

Developed by ENER-G, the CHP system will generate electricity and use the heat created in the process to provide heating, steam and hot water for the hospital.

The hospital will replace a gas turbine-powered CHP unit with an output of 1,050KWe with the new 1,550KWe output system.

Powered by natural gas, the new set includes a 16V gas generator set with LV generation that is transformed to 11kV in a transformer for connection to the site.

The entire installation, the first of its kind in Europe, will cut 3,447t of carbon annually.