A Combined Heat & Power system, anchored by a Capstone Turbine C1000, at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan provides electricity and steam to the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.  The Combined Heat & Power system’s efficiency is saving $370,000 annually for the medical center.

The C1000 is in continuous use and is serviced and maintained by GEM Energy under a Capstone Factory Protection Plan for budget certainty and equipment optimization. In the event of a power outage, the grid-connected C1000 can run independently to protect the hospital’s critical loads by automatically kicking into stand-alone mode.

With the ultra-low emissions and reliable electrical/thermal generation this VA medical center is leading the effort for energy efficiency and sustainability. 

Our facility is realizing a monthly savings of approximately $31,000, (for a total) of $370,000 per year.

 JEFF MEANS, ENERGY MANAGER
VA MEDICAL CENTER ANN ARBOR