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Trialling hybrid power systems to reduce emission levels

We have begun trialling temporary hybrid power systems on our Kangaroo Works project in Sheffield and Butterfield project in Luton to provide sustainable and efficient power to sites with significantly decreased emission levels.

The hybrid power system delivers emission, noise pollutions and cost benefits versus the use of a traditional generator system

The lithium iron phosphate battery systems are coupled with a traditional back-up auto start generator to ensure power delivery is uninterrupted but bring emission, noise pollution and cost benefits compared to the use of a 100% diesel generator.

The solution we are trialling is a ‘30/45’ hybrid power system; utilising 30kva 3-phase generators with 45kw of usable battery power. It can also be reconfigured to a single-phase unit to provide a more powerful output.

This solution also comes equipped with a data collection platform to allow us to view past and real time performance of the generator for monitoring purposes.

On Monday 28th June, we launched our Net Zero Carbon (NZC) Framework, which sets a target for the business to achieve NZC for all direct emissions by 2030. As part of this carbon reduction, the Group is targeting 100% of generators to be replaced by sustainable alternatives.

The framework is one of the key initiatives of 135 Henry Boot – the first phase of our new Responsible Business Strategy.

With the built environment contributing around 40% of the UK’s GHG emissions, switching to solutions like hybrid power generators could help us reduce our emissions significantly. We are committed to working with our customers, supply chain and colleagues to collaboratively decarbonise.

Tony Shaw, Managing Director