ASHE On Demand Webinar: Energy Trend- Cogeneration in Healthcare

Date: Nov 02, 2020 - Nov 30, 2021

 Due to the generous support of our sponsor Caterpillar, this session is available at no charge.
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In this session you will learn why hospitals around the world are installing cogeneration! Using cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP) in a hospital is an ideal way to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. CHP can save hospitals between 30 and 40% on energy costs by recovering waste heat from the plant’s internal combustion engine to produce hot water for heating and cooling.  The total energy cost savings of CHP systems can generate payback as short as three years or less depending on local energy pricing and policies. Hospitals such Boston Medical Center are seeing cost savings up to $1.5M annually due to their cogeneration systems.  Beyond cost savings – energy efficiency is at the heart of cogeneration systems. Using CHP in a hospital is an ideal way to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and meet sustainability goals! Hospitals with CHP can also operate on island mode in times of power outages adding a layer of protection when hospitals need it most. Caterpillar now offers natural gas generators engineered to meet a full suite of critical market requirements, including quick starting and loading capability, meeting NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10 standards as well as being UL 2200 listed.
In this session we will make the case for CHP, explain how it works and bring in real life case studies as well as provide a panel of experts to answer any questions you may have.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP) reduces the cost of energy at hospitals. Where grid electricity and natural gas boilers often provide less than 50% efficiency – cogeneration projects can provide efficiency up to 90%. This can save hospitals over $1M annually in energy costs allowing them to direct money towards clinical programs and patient care rather than utility bills.
  • Learn how cogeneration is helping hospitals meet their sustainability goals by reducing emissions and lowering their carbon footprint. Natural gas fueled engines, when used in CHP plants to produce electricity and heat, generate energy with the least possible impact on the environment!
  • Another benefit of the cogeneration system is its ability to operate independent of the grid during periods of power blackouts. Learn how during a grid power outage, the hospital operates on island mode, and the cogeneration system produces electricity to protect patients through the duration of the power outage. 
  • Patrick Barrett, Territory Manager, Caterpillar
    • Mr. Barrett has 35 plus years of experience in the electric power industry. He has been involved in numerous aspects of the industry focusing mainly on on-site power solutions. Solutions including reciprocating engines, gas turbines, hydro electric, power boilers and steam turbine generators. He also has experience in combined heat and power and renewable energy including landfill gas to energy projects. He began his career as a junior staff engineer and successfully earned positions of increasing responsibility through project management and project development

  • Frank Kreidemaker, Sales Manager, Energy Solutions Business Development Milton Power Systems
    • Frank is currently the Energy Solutions Business Development Manager for Milton Cat Power Systems. Frank strives to develop unique projects with substantial cost savings solutions. During Frank’s tenure at Milton Cat, he has supported clients, such as Harvard University, to install modern combined heat and power systems which utilize the most efficient natural gas generators available today. Frank has a passion for the power generation industry and believes that distributed energy systems will be the cornerstone of our future’s clean energy grid. Frank holds a BS in business administration from Worcester State University and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family in Massachusetts
  • Jack McKenna, Account Executive, Carter Machinery
    • Jack has more than 45 years of experience in the construction industry split between mechanical and electrical. He began his career with the Trane Company (1973–1992) departing as director of building systems. During the following years he held the positions of president of the Mechanical Equipment Manufacturers Representative Association and 2000 President of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE). Jack joined Carter Machinery in 2005 as Operations /Engineering manager and is presently an Account Executive specializing in Prime Power and Combined Heat and Power Systems. Jack holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
    • Lou Signorelli – Marketing Consultant, Caterpillar