HARRISBURG – Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Borough, Bradford County, will be the recipient of a $500,000 Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) Advanced Energy grant, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
As part of the hospital’s energy management strategy to reduce operating utility costs and increase utility reliability, the proposed project is designed to cover a broad range of operations including: demand side efficiency improvements, chiller plant retro-commissioning, replacement of inefficient energy recovery ventilation near end-of-life, and conversion of constant volume to variable volume air handlers.
“Recently, I was pleased to lend my support for this project,” Yaw said. “The funding awarded, part of the overall $2.1 million project cost, will certainly help in the hospital’s efforts to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency across the board.”
The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) is an independent public financing authority that was created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority and Emergency Powers Act and that was revitalized through an April 8, 2004, Executive Order. The authority’s mission is to finance clean, advanced energy projects in Pennsylvania.