Combined Heat and Power Engine
The Combined Heat and Power Engine (CHP) is a gas fired engine that produces heat and electricity. This is used to power and heat student residences, lecture theatres and offices across campus. Carbon emissions from electricity produced by the CHP are approximately half of those from electricity taken from the grid, whilst the cost of electricity from the CHP is significantly lower than that from the grid.
The CHP was fully operational by February 2012 and generates 2.2MW of heat and 1.9MW of electricity.
The CHP supplied 28% of the University’s annual electricity consumption in 2013-14, reducing carbon emissions by approximately 2,000tCO2e per annum.