Ed Miliband opens new green power plant at St Thomas' Hospital
Posted on 15/09/2009 by
Ed Miliband, secretary of state for energy and climate change, visited St Thomas' Hospital on Thursday to open a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant.
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has become one of the first healthcare trusts in London to produce its own electricity and heat – saving the equivalent carbon dioxide of around 17,000 passengers flying to New York and enough energy to power Newcastle for a week.
There are CHP units at both Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, which each use a gas engine to drive an alternator that produces enough electricity to meet half of the trust's requirements.