Since its establishment in 1975, Doctors Community Hospital has been on a patient-focused mission to advance healthcare in the Lanham, Maryland community. The hospital’s success in fulfilling this mission has allowed it to expand dramatically over the years. Amid this expansion, the hospital faced the urgent task of addressing its old and overloaded electrical system, including utility service transformers, switchgear, and distribution panel boards.
In 2018, the hospital chose Unison Energy to develop and build a turnkey solution that would modernize its energy infrastructure and improve its resilience. Unison Energy, which installs, owns, and operates custom microgrids, implemented a 1.2 MW combined heat and power (CHP) system. This system consisted of two 600 kW natural gasfired, reciprocating, internal combustion engines that could offer electric and thermal energy and support the entire hospital during island mode events.