When the economy picks up pace, public spending is often reflective and there seems to be a healthy number of new leisure centres and redevelopments planned across the country. Dunstable Leisure Centre sees an approval for a forthcoming £15.2 million redevelopment. Crewe’s new Lifestyle Centre is due to open this forthcoming April and the new Furze Platt leisure centre opened this week. The trend is visible throughout most parts of the UK.

swimming-pool-1-1193439-1599x1066Leisure centres, like most organisations that require large volumes of heated water, turn to shentongroup for their CHP, or Combined Heat and Power systems. As the name suggests, CHP systems use the heat from power generation for heating and/or hot water throughout the year and tend to bring with them considerable savings, as well as an overall reduction in carbon footprint. Indeed, a CHP system can save a leisure centre £1000’s off their energy bill each year. As CHP systems burn gas, the resulting electricity tends to bring savings, particularly to organisations, like a leisure centre, which have large bills.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAHowever, it’s not just leisure centres that will benefit from CHP systems though. Hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals or any other organisation that uses large quantities of hot water could all make considerable savings, and the best way to determine if this is the case is to provide shentongroup with 12 months of gas and electricity bills. Savings will depend on your Spark Ratio (or Spark Gap), and by this we mean the difference between the prices per kWh of your gas and electricity supplies. Because CHP systems burn natural gas to produce very inexpensive electricity and heat, the savings come from using the cheaper gas to produce electricity, rather than purchasing it through the national grid.

So if your organisation uses a lot of warm water, would like to see its carbon footprint reduced and make savings in the region of £40,000 for a medium size CHP and even £100,000 for a larger application, then speak to a member of the shentongroup team now (click)!