Coosa Valley Medical Center was converting from a community hospital to a regional medical center.
Residential growth in the immediate vicinity meant space was a premium. Project costs were also of major concern.
Standby power is not optional for a community hospital, much less a regional medical center. Initial specifications called for a 1000kW single genset to meet power needs. In lieu of a single-unit solution, ESSE recommended a modular system of multiple gensets using Generac’s Modular Power Systems (MPS). The proposal included three 400kW diesel power generator sets. When power failure occurs, these gensets start, operate in parallel and go directly to the buss. The power is managed by Master System Controller.
The Coosa Valley Medical Center chose to utilize the MPS solution for a number of reasons:
- Required no more space than the 1000kW single unit.
- Redundancy – Ability to operate part of the standby power system if one or more of the gensets happened to fail. With 100kW single unit, a failure would have taken the entire facility down.
- Initial cost was less than the single 1000kW unit being proposed by another company. Additionally, by proposing three 400kW gensets linked via MPS technology, the hospital received 200kW more of potential standby output for the same investment.
- The customer perceived that ESSE’s dedication to service meant that whatever needed to be done to complete the job was going to get done.