Cogeneration Systems for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
Resiliency for Critical Infrastructure
Hospitals must meet critical power and thermal requirements year-round. Patients put their care in a hospital’s hands, and with that trust comes a burden on the facilities to run 24/7. Whether from a natural disaster or a power quality issue in distribution, any interruption can impact a hospital’s critical equipment and potentially disrupt patient care.
The Role of Cogeneration Systems
CHP increases a hospital’s resiliency and sustainability by efficiently generating power and thermal energy continuously onsite. CHP systems operate 24/7 and can run in parallel with the utility power or as an emergency power source during a utility outage. The heat generated by the CHP system can be used to provide hot water, steam, and/or chilled water to support the facility’s HVAC infrastructure. During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, hospitals in NYC equipped with CHP were among the few buildings on the entire island that remained operational.
TEDOM installed a 1.0MW CHP system at Woodstock Hospital in Woodstock, Ontario, in 2019. The custom-designed “double stack” containerized system includes an integrated SCR emissions after-treatment system to meet the strict air emissions requirements.
“It is like a car engine, but it uses natural gas and instead of turning the wheels, it turns an alternator that produces electricity for the hospital.”
– Christopher Marion / Director Capital Projects at Woodstock General Hospital