February 01, 2023

Boilers At Hospital Switching to Diesel

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) notified Seattle Children's (along with other large institutions in the area) that we must reduce our natural gas usage until further notice while emergency repairs are made to the regional gas system. Boilers at the hospital campus will switch to diesel fuel this afternoon until Children's is advised that we can switch back to natural gas. The boilers are critical for heating the hospital and powering steam production for sterile supplies. Nearby neighbors and workforce members may temporarily see and smell diesel fumes coming from the hospital during this time. For any questions or concerns, please get in touch with construction@seattlechildrens.org.