The Electric Distribution System of the Medical Center Company

Electric Distribution

MCCo operates and maintains an electric distribution system that delivers power to most of its customers.  The peak summer load for MCCo’s system is approximately 50 MW.  Because the outside electric utility company provides power at a single delivery point, MCCo is able to utilize load aggregation and long-term power purchase agreements to obtain significant savings for each of the individual customers.

In 1996, MCCo completed installation of a 138 kV electric substation which provided a direct interconnection with Cleveland Public Power.  The substation contains two 75 MVA transformers which reduce the voltage to 11 kV for delivery to MCCo’s customers.  MCCo’s decision to invest in this infrastructure allows us to purchase power directly from a municipally-owned public power agency, rather than an investor-owned utility, a decision which has saved MCCo’s electric customers approximately $8 Million annually.

Electric distribution The Medical Center Company also owns, operates and maintains 5.6 MW of emergency backup generation.  These diesel-fired emergency generator units provide reliability for critical-need facilities and allow MCCo to maintain some cooling system capacity in the event of a local or regional power outage. 




The Medical Center Company
2250 Circle Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
The Medical Center Company