HBS New Energies delivered a full service PV solution to help Anglian Water boost on-site renewable generation across their energy-intensive water facilities. Through a Power Purchase Agreement they are now reducing their energy costs and their carbon footprint.
Anglian Water, one of the UK’s leading water services companies, provide water and environment services to over 6.4 million people. Pumping water through over 37,000km of mains in a flat region, means they are one of the biggest energy users in East Anglia.
As part of their drive to increase on-site renewable generation, they appointed HBS to a framework agreement to deliver their commercial solar PV requirements. Despite removal of pre-accreditation and the significant reduction in the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) they believed solar panel installations would have the potential to reduce their energy costs and reduce their impact on the climate.
- Under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Anglian Water appointed HBS New Energies to install solar PV to some of their 6,500 sites, with system sizes likely to range from 250kWp to 2MW.
- Hall Water Treatment Works (WTW) was one of the first energy-intensive sites to be identified for solar. After the initial survey of the facilities roof we proposed and specified a 250 kWp solar PV system that would meet the client’s performance requirements.
- HBS managed all stages of the project from funding, design and project management right through to installation. Contracted works included DNO approval, system testing and commissioning.
- The dedicated project team that included; installers, site supervisor, project manager and health and safety officer, completed the installation on time, whilst working to strict health and safety standards.
- By utilising otherwise unused roof space, the Hall WTW facility site is now producing nearly 1/4 million Kilowatt hours of clean energy on site – which equates to around 10% of the electricity used by the site to treat water. Furthermore, the facilities energy efficiency has significantly improved with a saving of nearly 50% on daytime energy unit cost.
- HBS New Energies will be delivering the next phase of this large-scale roll-out of renewable power across Anglian’s energy-intensive Water Treatment Works and Water Recycling Centres throughout 2016/17.
| Location ||Hall WTW Newton on Trent |
| Annual output ||236,287 kWh |
| Annual CO2 savings || 141,665 kg |