Sandwich site can satisfy over 60% of its electricity
needs using its combined heat and power plants.
A Buildings Energy Management System (BEMS) has
led to improved energy efficiency by monitoring
the use of steam, water and compressed air.
New buildings on the site have been designed
to minimise energy use.
The natural gas-fired Combined Heat and Power
(CHP) plant has also helped to achieve dramatic
cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen
oxides and sulphur dioxide. By generating a
large percentage of it's own power, Pfizer
does not require imported electricity from
power stations which are often less efficient
than the CHP plants and create more pollution.
Emissions are reduced by using CHP
for electricity and heating.