University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Iowa City, IA
Nightime shot of the University of Iowa Children's Hospital
Size: 10,170 SF
Contractor: Knutson Construction

The Centralized Emergency Power Generator Facility at the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a large-scale generation facility. This facility houses three 2-megawatt generators that supply emergency backup power to the hospital. Each generator weighs 40,000 pounds and distributes power throughout the hospital from over 1 mile away. If a power outage occurs, within 10 seconds, power has been restored.