This is part of a 20-year energy efficiency program designed to reduce Next Generation’s long-term energy costs by GBP18 million. Projected carbon savings amount to 321,200 tonnes by 2028.

Contracts with individual leisure clubs are to be run on a discount energy purchase basis, where Ener-G provides the combined heat and power (CHP) systems, installation and maintenance for free and sells the generated electricity at low cost.

Ener-G claimed that typical savings compared to grid prices are more than 30%, with an average club cutting its annual energy bill by GBP15,000.

Ener-G has been offering services to David Lloyd for seven years and Next Generation for five years. Currently, 36 Ener-G units are installed at David Lloyd centers, with two replacements in the pipeline, while 10 Next Generation clubs are fitted with Ener-G CHP technology. Ener-G will install CHP technology in at least two new build clubs over the next five years and initially retro fit CHP systems into a further 10.

Under the new contract, the CHP systems will be installed across the majority of the group’s clubs, generating an expected total annual electrical output of 73 million kWe and a heat output of 114.81 million kWh each year.