The only bright spot in SA’s energy outage

RAH's generators did the job they were designed to do - provide energy during the power outages caused by the super storm this week.

While the rest of the state of South Australia went without power on Wednesday night, the $1.85 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital kept the lights on.

Featured in the July-August Edition of Energy Source and Distribution magazine, the back-up generators were designed for just such an energy emergency caused by the super storm on Wednesday.

Six 21-tonne MTU units supply 100 per cent capacity in just 28 seconds from the time the power source is lost.

Penske Power Systems designed and installed the back-up power system, understanding the dual needs of being able to support the myriad of machines designed to support life-saving treatments, but to provide that energy for extended periods of time.