St. Francis Hospital

System Size (kW): 200

Savings: Reducing demand on the power grid, St. Francis Hospital's fuel cell also significantly eliminates environmental pollution. A traditional power system produces as much as 25 pounds of pollutants to generate 1,000 kW hours of electricity. The fuel cell produces less than one ounce. And the hospital further improves its environmental impact by using byproduct heat to improve the efficiency of the hospital's hot water systems.

 


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 (kW) 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 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.

 

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St. Francis Hospital                                                            Robert J. Falaguerra
114 Woodland Street                                                        VP
Hartford, CT 06105                                                            (860) 714-5400
View Our Website                                                               rfalague@stfranciscare.org

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