Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare is a regional medical center in Utica, New York. The center’s campus comprises of a large hospital, a nursing facility and several administrative and out-patient facilities. It is located in close proximity to Utica College.
The CHP plant features Cummings gas-fired cogeneration sets. The plant supplies its thermal output to a central steam plant. The electrical output is allocated to the 3 adjacent entities – 2.2MW to the main hospital building, 1.1MW to Utica College, and 330 kW to the nursing and rehabilitation center.
The plant is capable of selling electricity to the grid, and will be able to provide back-up power in case of a grid failure. The plant received about $1 million in grants from NYSERDA.