Distributed Generation and Microgrids for Power Reliability in Hospitals
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 6:30:00 PM UTC
The health care system is no stranger to crippling weather. Weather-related events are the single largest cause of power disruptions in hospitals. Hurricane Sandy knocked out area power lines in the Northeast for 56 hours back in 2012. When Hurricane Katrina struck, high flooding and storms caused power outages for several days. When the power goes out, health care facilities must limit their services because their only electricity source becomes single-purpose emergency generators.
As abnormal weather events along with outages are on the upswing, hospitals are looking for alternatives to minimize the interruption of power. Hospitals are particularly well-suited for microgrids because they operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, require a reliable and uninterrupted power supply, can utilize waste heat for use in the hospital, and often have a multi-building campus layout.
Join the American Hospital Association, Mazzetti+GBA and Siemens as we take a deeper look at distributed generation and microgrid trends across the health care industry and how hospitals are addressing them.
Discussion points include:
Director, Microgrid and Renewable Integration
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