Title: Stepping up in a Crisis – Rapidly Deployed, Clean Microgrids for Healthcare Facilities
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time)
Duration: 1 hour
As companies step up across the globe to combat the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloom Energy is fighting the war on two fronts by helping COVID-19 patients breathe easier in very different ways.
As the U.S. faces a critical shortage of ventilators, a critical medical device used to treat respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients, we are exercising our manufacturing expertise and capabilities to refurbish thousands of out-of-service ventilators across the U.S working with state agencies and healthcare customers.
Due to the success of the ventilator refurbishing efforts and to further our support of essential businesses on the front lines of this pandemic, we have launched a new, rapid deploy microgrid solution to power existing and temporary hospitals, as well as biotech facilities with resilient and pollution-free power. Recent medical studies show a sharply higher mortality rate among coronavirus patients in areas with even slightly increased levels of air pollution. Respiratory disease requires clean air systems, and traditional backups like diesel generators create pollution and air quality issues that are harmful to coronavirus patients. This solution is initially targeted at healthcare facilities but can also be utilized for any facility in need of a rapid power resiliency solution.
Please join us in this discussion when we will showcase this new solution and detail its application at two first-of-its kind projects at temporary field hospitals in California.