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Hamilton Health Sciences updates CHP capabilities


February 22, 2022
By Anthony Capkun

February 22, 2022 – Caterpillar reports that Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has selected Toromont to supply 13 Cat G3516H natural gas generator sets to update its combined heat & power (CHP) capabilities and reduce its carbon footprint at three hospitals in its network.

“Minimizing our impact on the environment while ensuring stability in our electrical production and heating system is a wise and sustainable investment in our future and in a greener planet,” said Kelly Campbell, Hamilton Health Sciences.

Toromont will install, provide systems integration, and commission the solutions selected to fit within current facility floorspaces and supply peak shaving capabilities at Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre, and McMaster University Medical Centre (including McMaster Children’s Hospital).

Scheduled to begin operating this year, the systems—which provide a total 25.5 MW of power output—will support a series of initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions across all HHS facilities by 50% by 2023.

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“The cogeneration systems for HHS have been configured to meet specific customer requirements across several dimensions,” said Thomas Smith, gas segment manager, Caterpillar Electric Power. “While supporting aggressive sustainability goals and reducing energy costs, their high-power densities also address ever-increasing energy demands while fitting into current facility footprints, helping to reduce future capital expenditures.”