Vital Energi are delivering a new £13.5m Re:Fit project which will install a range of energy conservation measures resulting in £1.5 million of energy savings and 3,000 tonnes of carbon reduction per annum.
Des Keighan, Assistant Director of Operations – Estates said this was the second phase of the Re:Fit project and would see the delivery of a 4 mw solar farm. The first phase saw investment in LED lighting, Building Energy Management Systems upgrades.
The first phase of the project has been delivered despite very challenging circumstances and is on track to be completed as planned. The second phase will see the first Solar Farm development by a Health Board in Wales and is an exciting opportunity to progress the Welsh Government’s decarbonising agenda.
Eight of the Health Board’s highest energy using buildings have been upgraded including Morriston Hospital, Singleton Hospital, Gorseinon Hospital and Tonna Hospital. The upgrades will account for a 12% reduction in emissions across the estate.
All carbon and financial savings are guaranteed under an energy performance contract.
The NHS have a real desire to decarbonise their estates and, with advances in technology, there is an opportunity to replace aspects of their energy infrastructures to deliver large carbon reductions and financial savings.
We are proud to be helping Swansea Bay University Health Board on their decarbonisation journey and we’re sure their example will encourage other public sector organisations to follow suit.