Staff Newspaper of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
IC Reporter
 Issue 109, 2 October 2001
Beit restored «
Plain sailing for IC MBA sailors «
New pro rector for public and corporate affairs «
Japanese praise GTC «
First summer symposium for GSLSM «
Racing to the top - Imperial car steals show «
Superb music; superb performers... «
The Coldest March book signing «
Centre opens «
Estates change «
Robo Barbie breaks the mould «
Microarray Centre «
Where can I get information on... ? «
Summer in the city... New CHP plant «
Welcome return «
October 2001 «
Regular Features
In Brief «
Media Spotlight «
Noticeboard «

Summer in the city... New CHP plant

SIR Stuart Lipton, on the left, member of the College Court and Council, and chair of the College Estates Committee, was joined last month by Bruno Lescoeur, London Electricity Group Chairman and Chief Executive, for the official signing of the Energy Management Contract for the new 8 million CHP (combined heat and power) project at Imperial College, built by London Heat & Power Company.

On behalf of the rector, Sir Richard Sykes, Sir Stuart Lipton welcomed Bruno Lescoeur and thanked London Electricity for delivering the completed project, and 'having fitted the rather extensive plant into a rather difficult space.'

Ron Jeeves, assistant director of estates, explained: "Now that the new plant has been handed over, the energy management contract will help deliver annual savings of 900,000 on our energy costs."

The environmentally-friendly scheme replaces 30-year-old boilers, with an energy centre utilising CHP engines, which provide power to College buildings, lecture theatres, and halls of residence for 9,000 students.

A subsidiary of London Power Company, London Heat & Power Company will operate the plant for a 15 year period, in addition to operating and maintaining the College's High Voltage network. The plant will provide all the heating, hot water and electricity for the College and campus, with any additional electricity being exported to the Grid.

Joe Verdi, General Manager CHP/Renewable Energy, added: "It's a really good project to have been involved in. It's nice to know that we can be of benefit to such an important institution."

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