Representative Miller, right, and other state and local dignitaries join Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Chief Medical Officer Robert Spriglio, left, and Lord Chamberlain CEO Martin Spriglio, third from left, outside the Stratford facility after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a co-generation project. Also pictured are Mayor James Miron, second from left, and U. S. Rep. James Himes, D-4th District, fourth from left. The recently-completed project will demonstrate the practicality and utility of on-site power generation and encourage wider private and public sector use of the units in the years ahead, Representative Miller said after the ceremony.
“The Lord Chamberlain project involved the installation of two 75 kilowatt Aegen ThermoPower systems, which are located at opposite ends of the complex. The co-generation units will provide up to 60 percent of the Stratford facility’s electricity. Thermal energy from the co-generation plant will provide heat and hot water for the center, saving the facility more than $150,000 annually,” said Representative Miller, who has been a leading advocate for decentralized power systems at the state legislature for more than five years.
“This project will enable Lord Chamberlain to substantially reduce the amount of electricity it has to purchase from outside sources, conserving energy equivalent to about 50,000 gallons of oil annually and saving the facility approximately $150,000 a year,” Representative Miller said.
“The on-site power generation units installed at Lord Chamberlain will not only conserve energy and save the nursing home hundreds of thousands of dollars in the years ahead, but also will contribute to the overall health and well-being of its patients,” Representative Miller said. “They will ensure the facility has the power it needs to keep its medical equipment and health maintenance systems fully operational at all times – protecting the health and safety of its patients even in the event of a power outage that affects adjacent homes and businesses.”
“As word spreads about the success Lord Chamberlain has had with co-generation, more Connecticut companies will move to acquire on-site power systems of their own. I commend Lord Chamberlain for its willingness to embrace this new technology. Our local long-term care facility will be an example for the rest of the state and for businesses and government agencies throughout the northeast as well,” Representative Miller said.