Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Thermal (MRMC Thermal) provides steam and chilled water for heating and cooling the hospitals and other buildings on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. The medical center is a consortium of six health care institutions whose faculty, staff, and patient caregivers provide a full range of health care services. Milwaukee Regional Medical Center is the region’s only academic medical center. The campus is home to a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center at a nationally ranked academic medical center and a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at nationally recognized Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The medical center member organizations provide continuum of care rehabilitation services and offer new discoveries and cures to patients throughout the world. Milwaukee Regional Medical Center members share a common mission of excellence in patient care, medical education, life-science research, and community service.
Ever-Green’s Operations Scope
A change in ownership presented the opportunity to improve service reliability and cost effectiveness. With leadership from Ever-Green, MRMC Thermal made additional infrastructure investments that improve the reliability of steam and chilled water service, which are critical to the operation of the hospitals and research facilities on campus. A new plant was constructed to implement more energy-efficient natural gas operations, which will help moderate or reduce future energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, benefiting the medical center organizations and their patients. The plant produces steam and chilled water that heats and cools most of the buildings on the medical center campus.
- 2015 Ever-Green Energy was hired to form a new utility. Ever-Green will operate, maintain, and manage MRMC Thermal.
- 2016 Change of ownership, MRMC Thermal Services, Inc. purchased the Milwaukee County Power Plant from Wisconsin Energy Corporation
- 2016 System recapitalization and conversion from coal to natural gas with construction of a new plant for the heating system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 50 percent.
- 2016 Legacy coal fired system demolition and distribution network upgrade commencement
- 2017 Major demolition completion, new equipment installation commencement
- 2018 New equipment startups including electrical switchgear, boilers, chillers, diesel generators, cooling towers, control system, building systems, and distribution piping
Technology implemented: steam district heating, district cooling