Madera Community Hospital has received an incentive of more than $58,000 from Pacific Gas and Electric Company for initiatives to improve energy efficiency.
In October 2011, the hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion and startup of a 1.2 megawatt ground-mount solar array and unveil a new central utility power plant that was under construction. That new power plant is now complete.
“The addition of the new central plant is necessary to add infrastructure capacity for future growth and replacement building and equipment. These improvements are expected to substantially reduce energy costs, resulting in significant savings for the hospital over the next 20 years,” said Jim Johnson, facility director for Madera Community Hospital.
The new central plant will allow MCH to upgrade with new, higher-capacity equipment. The 13,000-square-foot central plant includes central chillers, boilers, medical gas, vacuum systems, electrical equipment and emergency generators for the entire hospital facility...