Powering In-Home Health Care in an Emergency

In a June 2019 report by the Resilient Power Project, a project of the Clean Energy Group and the Meridian Institute, authors Marriele Mango and Annie Shapiro discuss the “public health priority” of keeping medically-vulnerable, energy-reliant households powered during natural disasters and emergencies.

Home Health Care in the Dark addresses the importance of resilient power (“continuous, reliable power even when the electric grid goes down for an extended period of time”) not only to hospitals, but to an increasing number of households utilizing in-home health care.

The authors propose clean, reliable alternatives to generator power, such as battery storage and solar energy, in order to protect energy-dependent communities that would be at risk in an emergency.

Underside of an electric tower with a cloudy sky in the background

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