Saint Francis Hospital

Fuel Cell

 

System Size (kW AC): 200

 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 1,576,800

 

 

 

Click here to view live energy data from this system!

 

 

 

Healthy Electricity Means Better Health

 

St. Francis Hospital is the first hospital in Connecticut powered, in part, by a fuel cell. The PC25 cell, manufactured and installed by South Windsor-based UTC Fuel Cells, a division of United Technologies Corporation and one of the world’s largest fuel cell companies, generates 200 kilowatts of electricity. It eliminates part of the hospital’s dependence on the power grid and will provide supplemental power in the event of a problem with the grid. In addition to the clean electricity generated by fuel cell, the hospital also uses heat it produces to improve the efficiency of its hot water systems. A traditional power system produces as much as 25 pounds of pollutants to generate 1,000 kW hours of electricity. The PC25 produces less than one ounce.
 

 

 

 Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 244,404  1,036  826  3,201

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 188 homes

Removing the
emissions for 20 cars

Planting 41 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Saint Francis Hospital

114 Woodland Street 

Hartford, CT 06105

 

Robert Falaguerra

860-714-5400

rfalague@stfranciscare.org 

 

Are tours of this facility available? Yes

 

Contact Robert  Falaguerra

860-714-5400

rfalague@stfranciscare.org

 

 

 System installed by:

 

Ameresco

http://www.ameresco.com

 

 

Learn more about Fuel Cells

 

 

 

* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here