Gov. Christie touts Saint Peter’s energy project five years after the ravages of Superstorm Sandy

October 30, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - (Photo Caption) - Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, interim CEO and president of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, addresses a crowd of more than 200 as Gov. Chris Christie, left, and PSE&G President and CEO David M. Daly lead a Friday press conference to tout energy resilience improvements that have been made to the Saint Peter’s electric power infrastructure in the five years since Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2012. Shortly thereafter PSE&G launched Energy Strong, in concert with the state, to fortify New Jersey’s energy grid by making our electric and gas system more resilient to extreme weather. An important part of Energy Strong was the installation of redundancies and new technology designed specifically to reduce the number and duration of outages for 260 of PSE&G’s most critical customers such as police and fire stations, wastewater treatment facilities and hospitals such as Satin Peter’s, which has taken full advantage of the program, because the interruption of power supply can be a matter of life and death. “Today, we are pleased to continue our partnership with Saint Peter’s on the development of a combined heat and power (CHP) project that will support the hospital during emergency situations,” Daly said. “The 2-megawatt, $8.4 million project (at Saint Peter’s) will serve as a source of emergency electric generation for the hospital during extended power outages like those brought on by Sandy.” The project is expected to be operational in 2018.

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, in Middlesex and Somerset counties, and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities including the CARES Surgicenter and the New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System visit or call 732-745-8600

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