The Medical Center Company (MCCo) provides utility services to our members at a below market price with superior reliability and service. We carry out our mission safely, efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner.
MCCo was formed in 1932 as a not-for-profit corporation in an effort to consolidate and conserve energy distribution among the non-profit corporations of University Circle.
All of our members are located in the area designated as University Circle in Cleveland, Ohio. Our members are organized and operated exclusively for educational, charitable or religious purposes. As such, all our members are tax-exempt institutions.
This centralized energy solution is referred to as a District Energy System. This model is not unique. In fact, most major cities, college and university campuses use district energy systems. A 1992 Census by the US Department of Energy estimated that over 2,500 district energy systems operate in the United States.
Consolidating the energy source to one primary supplier helps use fuel efficiently, saves money through economies of scale, allows for more effective equipment maintenance, and frees up space in each of the buildings that would have required separate heating and cooling supply sources. A district energy system optimizes the use of fuels, power and resources within the community, saving money and operating in a more environmentally friendly manner.