Eco energy for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn
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Lower energy costs and a reduced carbon footprint is on the way for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn as it plans an on-site wind turbine.
By 2016 the hospital will have its own turbine powering the hospital for the next twelve years.
The hospital is continually looking for innovative ways to deliver energy efficient services. With its own turbine the Trust is at the forefront of reducing NHS energy costs.
Furthermore the Trust will not incur any cost to see the turbine up and running, with all construction, installation and maintenance covered by the developer, Ecotricity.
The turbine will be built on the hospital’s current staff pool car-park with phase one of the excavation starting on February 23 for approximately two weeks. Ecotricity have made a cash donation towards replacing these spaces.
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The windmill will be installed in the Autumn.
Once completed it is expected to generate at least 1.46 million units (kW) of green electricity a year, the equivalent of powering 348 UK homes, which will be fed directly to the hospital, reducing the amount of electricity it has to import from conventional polluting fossil-fuel generation.
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Additional benefits include a reduced carbon footprint for the Trust and a community benefit fund offering £1,000 a year which local community projects can apply for once it starts generating.