Focus: Energy Efficiency

Pennsylvania hospital producing most of its own power

December 4, 2017

Pennsylvania's Lancaster General Hospital is buying a lot less electricity because of anew power plant that runs on natural gas, according to an article on the Lancaster Online website.

The $28 million facility now provides the bulk of the hospital’s power.

The 6.6 megawatt power plant will save about $2 million a year while producing only about half of the emissions that stemmed from making PPL Electric Utilities’s power, according to the hospital.

Also, the hospital is now self-sustaining in case of a power outage.

The main turbine can continue running as long as the natural gas line supplying it is functioning.

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