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Birds of a Feather: Hospitals and Healthcare

Birds of a Feather meetings are peer-to-peer networking gatherings for professionals who work within specific industries and were registered for the Microgrid 2020 conference. This session is dedicated to discussing healthcare and hospital microgrids. Seth Baruch, National Director, Energy and Utilities for Kaiser Permanente, leads this discussion. … [Read more...]

Microgrids Provide Hospitals Energy Security in Times of Need

Standby generators can provide short-term emergency power for hospitals, but as energy interruptions grow more frequent and last for longer periods of time, our health care facilities need more reliable, robust and resilient backup power systems. A new white paper from Mesa Solutions explores how microgrids provide hospitals with energy security in … [Read more...]

Hospitals Need Microgrids, Not Just Backup Generators

Hospitals are one of the largest consumers of commercial energy in the US, and they have a critical need for reliable, resilient and robust power. Diagnostics equipment, lifesaving medical devices and thousands of employees demand power to provide care to the hospital's patients. Traditionally, emergency generators have been the source of power in … [Read more...]

How Microgrids Can Transform Hospital Energy Usage

Lance Haines, chief technology officer-microgrids at Schneider Electric, explains how microgrids improve hospital energy resiliency, efficiency and flexibility.  Technology and patient care go together. Since the global pandemic, hospitals have aggressively sought digital transformation of their infrastructure as medical professionals seek … [Read more...]

California Microgrid To Demonstrate that Hospitals Don’t Need Diesel Generators

Kaiser Permanente plans to demonstrate a range of energy innovations at a hospital microgrid in Ontario, California, that will include how to incorporate renewable energy and move away from diesel generators. The hospital microgrid also will feature a fuel cell and a demonstration virtual power plant (VPP) — with power provided from … [Read more...]

Mission to Care — Examples of Microgrids and Fuel Cells in Action at Hospitals

We complete our new special report series on energy opportunities in healthcare with examples of hospital microgrids that use fuel cells to lower costs, improve sustainability, and increase energy reliability. Hospitals must be built to provide a unique combination of durability and human service. They have to be rugged enough to run 24/7/365 … [Read more...]

Microgrids in Hospitals Bolster Public Health

Next up in this entry from our new special report series, we review why microgrids in hospitals may be a perfect fit — especially during COVID-19.    It is hard to imagine an institution more critical to public health and safety than a hospital. Unfortunately, hospitals are also vulnerable to the wide range of threats — floods, hurricanes, … [Read more...]

Microgrids in Hospitals Minimize Threats of Electrical Outages

We continue our new special report series on microgrids in healthcare. The next entry explores the benefits of microgrids in hospitals and how these systems can keep the lights on in these critical facilities.  It is hard to imagine an institution more critical to public health and safety than a hospital. Unfortunately, hospitals are also … [Read more...]

A Turning Point for Healthcare Microgrids as Hospitals Look to Boost Energy Resilience and Reliability

Healthcare microgrids are on the rise from California to New England, as medical facilities seek ways to boost energy reliability and efficiency. Here we describe what's driving the trend in the first entry of our new special report series on microgrids in hospitals.  Microgrids are one of the fastest growing sectors within the electric … [Read more...]

Microgrids for Hospitals and Healthcare

Given their lifesaving and life sustaining work, hospitals cannot tolerate power outages. They require reliable energy. They also use more energy than commercial and industrial facilities of comparable size. These two factors complicate efforts at hospitals to minimize energy costs and achieve sustainability goals. Microgrids for hospitals have … [Read more...]