As part of its efforts to help member institutions move toward sustainable energy practices, Medical Center Company has committed to become completely coal-free.
While MCCo has been moving beyond coal for the past 40 years by installing natural gas-fired boilers, the non-profit company expects to complete a plan by the end of 2011 for conversion to a coal-free production facility.
Acting on an Executive Committee decision made in the spring of 2010, the Company has begun the process for replacement of the plant’s two remaining coal-fired boilers. The company has no plans to establish any new coal-fired production facilities.
In addition, the company will be working with its members to look into the feasibility of alternative energy capabilities, and expects to develop a program to support the energy conservation efforts of its member institutions.
Through its ongoing planning process, MCCo will determine energy and power production requirements and how those requirements will be met. The company also will assess its existing site and decide whether additional space or a new location is required for enhanced energy generation and delivery.
For a description of MCCo’s strategic planning process, which includes moving beyond coal, see Strategic Planning Process