Focus: Energy Efficiency

Penn State healthcare facility CHP plant expected to save $2.5 million a year

December 27, 2017

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is building a CHP plant that is expected to save the healthcare facility an estimated $2.5 million a year, according to an article on the Healthcare Construction + Operations News website.

The CHP plant also is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 44,000 tons per year. 

The initial investment of the plant is expected to cost about $19 million, and is projected to be finished by October 2018.

The project will include construction of a ground level structural steel frame building housing the gas turbine generator (GTG), HRSG (boiler), electrical gear and other necessary ancillary equipment. The natural gas compressor and black start diesel generator will be located outside, just south of the structure. The new CHP building will be constructed as an addition to the existing central plant, just west of the existing chiller room, the article said.

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