In a move to reduce operating costs, seven UK hotels are to install combined heat and power systems under a £13.2m ($22m) contract.
The hotels, owned by commercial real estate investment firm Topland Group, are located across the UK in Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Derby, Glasgow, Irvine and Stratford upon Avon. Together they will install a total of 860kW provided by on-site utility EuroSite Power, a subsidiary of American DG Energy.
The systems are planned to produce up to 11,255,330kWh of total energy per year, with expected carbon dioxide savings of up to 2034 tonnes.
Lionel Benjamin, director of hotels for Topland Group, said, “Keeping our operating costs under control is fundamental and as energy prices continue to rise we needed to find solutions that allow us to manage this risk. EuroSite Power’s combination of zero up-front capital cost with discounted pay-as-you-go energy has proven the ideal solution.”
The contract brings EuroSite Power’s total contract bookings to £53.5m ($89.35m) and 3088kW electrical capacity, the company said.
Paul Hamblyn, managing director of EuroSite Power, said, “Our new agreement with Topland further extends our reach into the all-important hospitality sector. It also brings the total number of systems that EuroSite Power has on contract to thirty. Like all EuroSite Power customers Topland can now look forward both to reduced operating costs and lower carbon footprints at each of these seven properties.”