Wauwatosa, WI

Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Thermal

Reliability for Critical Care

SERVICES PROVIDED
Operations, maintenance, and management including business development, construction oversight, plant commissioning, and system start-up
Owner
MRMC Thermal Service Inc.
Thermal Capacity
22,000 tons of cooling, 350 MMBtu per hour heating output

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.

Milestones

  • 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

“Here at Milwaukee Regional Medical Center we have many vendors, but only a couple strategic partners. For us, Ever-Green has been the very definition of strategic partner. They possess what I refer to as strategic empathy. That is, they embrace the strategic initiatives of their clients and provide real tangible value. This has been evident in Ever-Green meeting or exceeding every major milestone of our very complex $250 million central utility plant and distribution project. Time and again our team has given them large, complex goals and each and every time the Ever-Green team has risen to the occasion to achieve them. They understand our world of limited resources and consistently demonstrate an ability to prioritize initiatives and investments based on sound ROI metrics. Ever-Green’s commitment to excellence is evident at all levels of their organization, and their leadership team has been very intentional about creating a culture of accountability. Their integrity is beyond reproach.”

Bob Simi, Executive Director, Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

MILWAUKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER STEAM SERVICE DATA

Startup Year 1954
Number of Buildings Served 21
Total Building Area Served 7.5 million square feet
Current Billed Demand Approximately 200,000 pph
Heat Source Total 5 boilers
Plant Type Steam
Pipe Length 2 miles
Supply Conditions 135/15 psi
Fuel Types Gas/fuel oil
Reliability Rate 99.994% (High Pressure Steam) 100% (Low Pressure Steam)

 

MILWAUKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CHILLED WATER SERVICE DATA

Startup Year 1975
Buildings served with district cooling 21
Total Building Area Served 7.5 million square feet
Chilled Water Sources Centrifugal
Plant Type Chilled Water
Pipe Length 2 miles
Supply Temperature 38 degrees F
Return Temperature 54 degrees F
Fuel Types Electric/steam
Reliability Rate 100%

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