April 22, 2016 – Durham Region – A new 1.6MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Lakeridge Health Oshawa will power 42% of Lakeridge Health Oshawa’s electrical needs.
The CHP plant is fueled by natural gas for a cleaner, more efficient production of electricity. Heat from the process also heats the hospital.
“Today is an important day — for our patients and for the environment,” said Tom McHugh, Lakeridge Health Interim President and CEO. “The power we generate will take the equivalent of almost 1,200 homes off the grid and the money saved will be put back into direct patient care.”