A new 1.6MW gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Lakeridge Health Oshawa will power 42% of the Canadian facility’s electrical needs.
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Tom McHugh, Lakeridge Health Interim President and CEO said, “The power we generate will take the equivalent of almost 1,200 homes off the grid and the money saved will be put back into direct patient care.”

At the launch, which coincided with Earth Day, Lakeridge Health was presented with a cheque for $1.78 million by the IESO. The cheque is an incentive from the “Save on Energy Process and Systems” program. Lakeridge Health is the first hospital recipient of this program.

In 2010 the Ontario-based health facility partnered with Ecosystem Energy Services on an ambitious energy retrofit project to reduce energy costs by 22% and lower greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 metric tonnes. Ecosystem guarantees the $1.3 million annual energy savings and employed an integrated energy performance contracting (IEPC) approach throughout the project.