Renowned for introducing laparoscopic surgery to the UK, Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside is internationally recognised as a leading centre in developing medical genetics and robotic surgery.

Upgrading the high voltage assets at the Ninewells Hospital to state-of-the-art, super low loss and ultra low loss amorphous transformers was an opportunity that presented the hospital with multi-benefits.
Besides delivering energy and carbon savings, the hospital will increase the resilience of the hospital’s critical power network in line with the business continuity management programme.

“Research tells us that the average age of a distribution transformer in the UK is 63 years old. By replacing old high voltage transformers that are responsible for consuming large amounts of energy, the hospital is set to significantly reduce carbon emissions and energy costs.”

A case study for a recent transformer replacement project at the University Hospital of South Manchester [UHSM] showed that the installation of two Wilson e2 super low loss amorphous transformers will save the trust around £31,000 per year – savings that will be used to improve front line patient services. Reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions through transformer supply today’s plant and operations managers are under increased pressure to achieve energy savings and lower CO2 emissions of their sites. Though most professionals are aware of energy saving measures on the low Voltage (LV) side such as improved lighting systems, most people are still completely unaware of potential energy savings on the medium Voltage [MV] side. However, every site that receives power directly from the grid [11kV supply] can benefit from substantial energy savings through energy efficient, low loss or super low loss amorphous transformers.

“An extremely cost effective infrastructure upgrade that not only provides guaranteed energy savings through reduced transformer losses but delivers substantial additional savings through inbuilt voltage management capabilities.” Estates Manager, NHS

Douglass Ward from Whipps Cross hospital specified Wilson e2 transformers for the east London site and comments:

“Installing Wilson e2 transformers at Whipps Cross hospital will save £10,250 in energy costs and reduce our CO2 emissions by 7.2t per year – an effortless way of driving down costs and lower emissions”.


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