Newcastle United Football Club has installed a combined heat and power (CHP) system at its stadium.
The 185kWh plant at St James’s Park is expected to cut 390 tonnes of carbon emissions every year – equivalent to removing 130 cars from the road.
Developer ENER-G claims the 12-year agreement is funded via a metered energy charge that is guaranteed to be lower than previous electricity purchase costs while the supply of heat is free.
The technology was supplied on a ‘pay-as-you-save’ basis by ENER-G via the firm’s discount energy purchase scheme, which means Newcastle FC had to pay no capital costs for equipment installation and will face no costs towards the operation and maintenance of the CHP unit.
The stadium has also installed energy efficient lighting and building and energy monitoring controls in the past.
Eddie Rutherford, Facilities Manager at Newcastle United said: “The less energy we use, the less carbon we emit and the less impact we have on the environment, both locally and globally. Our partnership with ENER-G to introduce a high efficiency CHP system is another major step in our mission to achieve outstanding green performance.”