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Pa. Healthcare Facility Building ‘Greener’ Utility Plant

By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa., is building an $18 million central utility plant that is expected to provide clean energy for decades, according to an article on the Times-Leader website.

Scheduled for a fall completion, the 13,500-square-foot facility’s design will allow GWV to operate independent of the public power grid should a natural disaster strike.

The plant will house a variety of energy-efficient equipment including cogeneration, electric chillers, boilers, chilled water storage, an emergency generator, underground diesel fuel oil storage tanks and a steam turbine chiller.

The projects fits into Geisinger’s broader effort to reduce the Danville-based health system’s carbon footprint. 

 This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.



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