Healthcare & Microgrids: Ensuring Power When the Value of Resiliency is Immeasurable

Oct. 5, 2021
In this video, you’ll learn why healthcare and other mission critical facilities can depend on microgrids to keep the power on during times of crisis.

Now more than ever, the argument will likely intensify for building microgrids at hospitals, community shelters, grocery stores, data centers, and other mission critical facilities where power outages could be catastrophic. The need for microgrids at these facilities was proven during the pandemic when these facilities were under extreme pressure and utility crews were spread thin. In this video, Ben Parvey of BlueSky Power shares research findings on the economic value of energy resilience in healthcare. Phil Fischer of NEC presents a case study about how Brigham & Women’s Hospital is saving money and ensuring power with energy storage. Asim Hussain of Bloom Energy discusses how rapid deploy microgrids are a solution in the face of unexpected power challenges.

Kevin Normandeau, Publisher of Microgrid Knowledge is the moderator of this panel discussion.

Ben Parvey, CEO, Blue Sky

Philip Fischer, Sales Director, NEC

Asim Hussain, VP of Commercial Strategy and Customer Experience, Bloom Energy

This video was recorded during Microgrids as a Recovery Tool During Social and Economic Disruption, a three-day virtual conference held in June of 2020. The conference featured opportunities for businesses, institutions, communities, and homeowners to learn how microgrids aid society during periods of disruption – from pandemics to storms to economic downturns. The conference also featured a number of real world examples that showed microgrids in action. Although this was previously recorded, you’ll find many of the examples and insights are timeless in their strategic value.

With more than 50 speakers and 15 different sessions, the event covered three key areas:

  • The Health, Economic and Environmental Influences Giving Rise to Microgrids
  • Who Microgrids Serve: From Business to Education to the Clean Energy Revolution
  • How Microgrids Reduce Costs, Cut Carbon and Ensure Power Supply in Tough Times & Places

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