Toledo, OH – ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital has contracted with GEM Energy, of Walbridge, OH, to install and integrate one of the most advanced combined heat and power systems in the marketplace, 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 up to 10-15 percent.
  • Decrease the hospital’s greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 600 metric tons – equivalent to 125 passenger vehicles.
  • Add up to 14 points to the hospital’s ENERGY STAR score.

The Environmental Protection Agency calls healthcare one of the nation’s most energy intensive industries, with hospitals using more than twice the energy per square foot as office buildings.

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.

GEM Energy provides comprehensive energy services and technologies including energy management programs, distributed power generation systems, energy management controls and energy procurement strategies for commercial, institutional, industrial and mission critical facilities.