The following article, written by Diarmaid Williams, appeared May 8, 2013 on Cogneration & On-site Power Production (COSPP). Read below, or view the contents on the COSPP website.
GEM Energy is to install and integrate a combined heat and power system at ProMedica’s Wildwood campus in Toledo, US.
The Ohio-based GEM Energy will facilitate the campus using Capstone MicroTurbines. The onsite power system will use natural gas to provide electricity and heat to the hospital. The system will be installed on the hospital campus in late April and commissioned in late June.
The combined heat and power system will: reduce the hospital’s energy usage. It will also serve to decrease the hospital’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase the campus’s Energy Star score.
“Because healthcare facilities and hospitals need electricity and heat 24/7/365, they benefit tremendously from the energy efficiency and reliability that combined heat and power (CHP) systems provide,” says Glenn Powers, energy efficiency manager, GEM Energy.
This system’s compact size and low sound level make it a nice fit for our customer.”
Other local combined heat and power systems GEM Energy has installed and integrated are located at the Toledo Museum of Art, The Huntington Center; SeaGate Convention Centre, and The University of Toledo.