Lewiston, Maine 4.29.15 - Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) tested their newly installed 200 kilowatt natural gas generator to ensure critical services are supported during power outages. The new system was installed in February at AHCH's Lewiston facility on Strawberry Avenue and went operational after the April 13 test.
"This generator will provide AHCH with the proper equipment we need to be prepared for any future power outages ensuring that our Agency's infrastructure will stay viable," stated Julie Shackley, AHCH President and CEO. "Following the numerous snow storms of 2014, our leadership recognized a need to have a plan in place to act quickly when there is a power failure. In the event of an emergency, this backup generator will now enable our agency to remain open and help to keep our patients and staff safe."
"The standby generator works in tandem with an automatic transfer switch that continuously monitors utility power. When power is lost from the utility, the switch automatically transfers the electrical load to the standby generator. The transfer of power to the standby generator usually takes 5 seconds or less," stated Stephen Doyon, AHCH Facilities Supervisor. "The 200 kilowatt standby generator will be able to power our critical and sophisticated computer systems, lights, heating/cooling systems, refrigerators, security systems, electronics and more"