Hospital central power plant expected to save $500,000 a year

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre expects to reduce the hospital's electricity consumption by more than two-thirds

October 2, 2015

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre central power plant is expected to save the facility $500,000 a year and reduce electricity consumption by more than two-thirds, according to an article on the TBS Newswatch website.

Anne-Marie Heron, the hospital’s executive director of capital planning and operations, said the plant will have long-term financial benefits.

“We’re a very high consumer of electricity so when we recognized that and the increasing power costs going forward and continuing to go forward we thought this was a great opportunity to reduce our power costs and put money back into our budgets to support direct patient care,” she said.

The hospital’s annual utility bill is around $5 million.

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