Centrica starts work on energy project at the NEC

Centrica and the NEC

Centrica Business Solutions has started work on major energy project at the NEC, Birmingham, providing heat and power through the design, installation, operation and maintenance of three gas generators, including an 850 kWe Combined Heat and Power unit (CHP).

The project will be financed by Centrica, with its investment repaid from the energy savings made over the asset life. British Gas Business will supply the top up electricity for the site.

As a result of the project, the NEC is expected to reduce its energy costs and improve energy resilience on site and also be future-proofed to take advantage of Demand Side Response activity including operating on the capacity market.

Ian Taylor, Acting Managing Director of Conventions and Exhibitions at NEC, said: “The partnership with Centrica Business Solutions will deliver significant energy savings to the NEC. Sustainability is still a primary business focus for the NEC Group and this project will significantly enhance our sustainable working and environmental impact.”

The Energy as a Service (EaaS) bundle includes design, installation and financing of electricity supply, monitoring of energy usage and energy optimisation.

Alan Barlow, Director of UK & Ireland, Centrica Business Solutions, added: The nature of a venue such as the NEC is that its electricity use is incredibly varied, with large shows creating a high demand for power, while the periods between the shows have limited demand. By transitioning to decentralised power the venue is now able to generate additional revenue by selling this additional capacity to the grid.””

The construction and commissioning of the NEC project is expected to take around 12 months.

For more info visit: centricabusinesssolutions.com/energy-solutions/products/energy-as-a-service

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