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Powering the NHS towards Net Zero – Webinar On Demand


On Friday, 4 June, Powerstar took part in the 2021 NHS Sustainability Day of Action, which hosted three webinars throughout the day. Ricky Higgins, Business Development Manager at Powerstar, was a guest speaker on the final webinar of the day alongside business utility and energy sustainability consultancy, Inenco.

The NHS continues to face the challenge of delivering cost and carbon savings whilst ensuring a high standard of patient care. However, with growing budget constraints and lack of resources, the NHS needs to realise these savings and cut its environmental impact in a cost-effective manner.

The annual Sustainability Day of Action celebrates the importance of sustainable development in the NHS. The purpose of this day is to promote sustainability across the NHS through a range of platforms, sharing ideas and collaboration to inspire and provide insight.

With emerging digital technology allowing for greater power and optimisation, energy efficiency is evolving. The NHS can reduce energy costs, increase power resilience and meet sustainability goals by implementing effective energy management strategies and technologies. For this webinar, Bethany Goodwin, Senior Account Manager at Inenco, and Ricky Higgins discussed the future of powering the NHS towards net zero.

Within this webinar, Beth focused on how the NHS can best reduce its costs and meet its sustainability goals in relation the procurement of electricity. Procuring green energy being a relatively easy and immediate first step to lowering NHS trusts emissions.

Ricky followed on from Beth discussing power resilience within a net-zero world, focusing on an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), a fast-switching power source that can provide power for your downstream demand if your grid supply is disrupted. Traditional, UPS is currently installed in hospitals which works effectively if maintained. However, they are actually very inefficient as they convert a lot of energy, so a more modern and efficient UPS solution is required if net-zero carbon is to be achieved.

If you’re interested in learning more about how the NHS can reduce costs, increase power resilience, and meet sustainability goals, watch the webinar on demand.

In the meantime, if there’s anything Powerstar can support your business with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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