PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger officials showed off the new Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center central utility plant on Thursday in a tour for government and business leaders.
The $22 million project will use cogeneration technology to help Geisinger reduce energy consumption by 40 percent, bringing consumption costs down by as much as $1.5 million per year, officials said. The facility is projected to go live in October.
Some key facts, per Geisinger officials:
- Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant utilizes cogeneration technology.
- Entire system is 80 percent efficient.
- Energy consumption will be reduced by 40 percent and consumption costs by as much as $1.5 million per year.