Terry Bridge, Stratford Beacon Herald
A new energy source at Stratford General Hospital is expected to shave at least $350,000 per year off the facility’s utility bill.
The $2.8-million system, a combined heat and power plant, is expected to pay itself off through cost savings within the next five years.
“Which is significant,” Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) president and CEO Andrew Williams said Tuesday afternoon inside the hospital.
Williams explained the cogeneration system has a natural gas-powered engine driving an electrical generator. Heat recovered from the engine is used to produce steam and hot water for the building, eliminating the need for additional boilers and fuel.