Three NHS sites in Liverpool are to be powered by gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
That will deliver “guaranteed” financial savings of more than £1.2 million per year in total, according to developer ENGIE.
Around 5,000 tonnes of carbon emissions are also estimated to be reduced annually – an average carbon saving of 29%.
The French utility has been awarded a £29 million contract from the NHS Carbon and Energy Fund to develop the project.
It will construct, operate and maintain the CHP facilities at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Aintree University Hospital and The Walton Centre for 15 years.
Wilfrid Petrie, ENGIE’s CEO in the UK & Ireland, said: “As a leader in decentralised energy, we are well positioned to deliver integrated energy solutions for the healthcare sector. In upgrading the energy infrastructure for each of the Trusts, we will ensure they have a more reliable, resilient and responsive energy services.
“In parallel, by making optimum use of low carbon energy sources as well as upgrading services in the building to maximise efficiency, we will deliver guaranteed savings with a fast return on investment while also reducing environmental impact.”