Premier Inn partners with E.ON for UK’s first battery-powered hotel
07 January, 2019
A hotel in Edinburgh has become the UK’s first battery-powered hotel after partnering with multinational energy giant E.ON.
The 100kW lithium ion battery was installed at Premier Inn’s Gyle hotel in Edinburgh Park.
E.ON supplied and installed the technology and will monitor it from the company’s remote energy management centre in Glasgow.
The battery will be able to power the hotel, including the restaurant, for up to three hours after a two-hour charge, resulting in expected cost-savings of £20,000 a year on the hotel’s energy bill.