GEM Energy will design and install a new ReliaFlex® advanced power system for Promedica’s Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital. The Wildwood system will be the seventh ReliaFlex installation in northwest Ohio. Our ReliaFlex modular power unit was commissioned in November at the University of Toledo.


The following article, written by Tyrel Linkhorn, appeared November 8, 2012 in The Toledo Blade.

Unit produced by Walbridge firm makes electricity, helps heat pool

To fully protect its computer data center from power outages, University of Toledo officials realized they needed to add more on-site generation.

“We were going to increase our backup power capacity so if something happened to the power of the building, we’d still have our computer center up and running,” said Michael Green, UT’s director of energy management.

Modular ReliaFlex Unit at University of Toledo“All our online classes would still be there. Everybody’s interconnectivity to their UT Web page would still be there. For us, this computer center, it’s critical to the campus.”

But instead of a traditional back-up generator as it has now, the university got a unit able not only to power the whole computer center but also to heat the pool.

Made by GEM Energy Inc. in Walbridge, the modular power system doesn’t look like much from the outside. But tucked inside are four natural-gas turbines that spool up to 96,000 revolutions per minute to generate 260 kilowatts of electricity, providing continuous power to the university’s critical data center.

 


Michael Green, University of Toledo on the UT Modular Unit