Singing River Hospital
Utility Dispersed Generation Power Plant
The Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Mississippi needed a higher capacity emergency power plant but could not interrupt their existing operations during an upgrade. The Inglett & Stubbs solution required intercepting and inserting a new standby/peak sharing power plant in the 24 kV primary utility lines serving the entire complex. With the assistance of Mississippi Power and the Southern Company, two 2MW generators, step-up transformers and a paralleling switchgear system were remotely installed. Once the new plant was fully tested and commissioned, Inglett & Stubbs used the hospital’s existing generators to support the emergency loads in the facility during the 3 hour cutover process.
The self-contained, remotely controlled power plant can operate in parallel with the utility or can be isolated from the grid to support hospital operations. The new plant can be remotely dispatched by the Mississippi Power to “peak shave” during high demand periods, thus saving the community hospital thousands of dollars a year. The rapid start-up and paralleling capabilities of this new emergency plant allowed removal of the older generators at the hospital, providing space for additional facility upgrades. The hospital also remotely starts the plant when violent Gulf storms or hurricanes are approaching, insuring uninterrupted emergency services to the community.