Date: May 26, 2015
Author: KiWi Power

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust Selects KiWi Power to Provide Demand Response Services

26 May 2015

London, KiWi Power, UK’s leading demand response aggregator, today announced they have partnered with Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to participate in demand response and energy management programmes to support the Trust’s sustainability agenda and demonstrate an innovative approach to current financial challenges facing the NHS. KiWi Power currently work with more NHS Trusts than any other UK provider with more than 50 either live or under assessment.

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust consists of Calderdale Royal Hospital, in Halifax, and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Calderdale Royal Hospital is a modern centre of excellence which first opened its doors to patients in April 2001. Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is about three miles from Huddersfield town centre. The main hospital first opened its doors in 1965 and since then many millions have been invested in the site to modernise and extend it.

Hospitals and healthcare trusts have very specific requirements due to the critical and sensitive nature of their site functions. KiWi Power is the UKs most successful demand response aggregator with extensive experience in dealing with the challenges of ensuring uninterruptable electricity supply at sensitive and energy critical sites.

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has committed to contribute up to 2 megawatts (MW) of electricity capacity upon request by the National Grid. KiWi Power will oversee and manage this automated process from their Operations centre based in the heart of London. Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust will reduce its grid electricity consumption during critical times when blackouts and brownouts are imminent, thereby reducing stress on the grid and decreasing the need for energy providers to generate additional power to meet demand.

“As we continue to look for new ways to become more energy efficient and reduce our carbon footprint, it makes perfect sense to incorporate demand response into our sustainability efforts,”

Katie Stead, Energy and Sustainability Manager at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust about selecting KiWi Power

“Calderdale and Huddersfield’s commitment to sustainable business practices is well known and respected throughout the industry,” said Ziko Abram, CEO of KiWi Power. “We are very excited to lead their demand response energy management initiatives as part of the company’s on-going sustainability efforts and look forward to evolving our relationship.”

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About KiWi Power

Kiwi Power is the UKs leading demand response aggregator and has been a key player in the UK market since 2009. We are passionate about driving innovation in technology to create efficiencies, generate commercial opportunities and promote a green agenda. We work confidently with policy makers and system and network operators, navigating the energy landscape to provide clients robust and best in class technology and hardware.

Combining proprietary hardware and software and best in class teams KiWi Power delivers significant commercial returns and sustainability benefits to large consumers of electricity, utilities and grid operators.

Demand response is a unique and powerful application using technology to reduce electricity consumption at peak times across industrial and commercial sites. This creates a greener, more cost effective grid; reduces the need for inefficient backup power stations and provides vital balancing requirements and security of supply to system operators and end user sites.

KiWi Power’s innovative approach is leading the way in evolving the UK demand response market as well as influencing the design, build and operation of demand response programmes around the world.

KiWi has been instrumental in setting up new demand response programmes National Grid and distribution network operators including UK Power Networks, Northern Powergrid and Western Power Distribution. Kiwi’s enviable and diverse industry portfolio of 30+ clients across 650+ sites includes some of the UKs most well-known brands including Marks & Spencer, the NHS, Marriott, Trinity Mirror Group, Ocado and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

About Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS – yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boards listen to the Membership Council and respond to the needs of their members – patients, staff and the local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in the changes the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

For more information contact the Trust’s press office on 01484 355252 or 01484 355256.