Cary Medical Center turns valve on new compressed natural gas system

CARIBOU, Maine — Cary Medical Center held a valve-turning ceremony this month to herald the use of compressed natural gas as the facility’s primary fuel source.

The preparation to use CNG set the hospital back approximately $600,000, but the conversion is expected to save about $250,000 in annual energy costs.

“We anticipate that the payback on this project will be in about two and a half years,” explained Shawn Anderson, chief operating officer. “After that, we anticipate an annual savings of some $250,000.”

Cary has negotiated a five-year contract for the gas, Anderson said during a brief tour on Dec. 20 of the boiler room and outside stations where the gas will be delivered, stored and processed.

Read more


Comments are closed.