The University of Warwick has installed two combined heat and power engines to further develop its existing co-generation energy centres.
Its first engine was installed in 2001 and the university has invested more than £4 million since then.
It currently has capacity of 4.6 MW through its CHP technology, supplying the 292 hectare campus with power and hot water through a district heating network.
The university’s latest CHP installations were both 400 kWe, replacing a unit of similar size on its main campus, with the second installed at its Gibbet Hill campus.
More than 50% of the annual electricity requirement and around 60% of its heat demand is reportedly supplied by CHP.
The university plans to open a further energy centre later this year, including two CHP engines and taking its total capacity to 8.6 MWe.
The university has worked in partnership with Cogenco, Dalkia’s specialist CHP division, since 2001.