Oregon hospital planning for resiliency

October 21, 2019

Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille, Ore., is considered a variety of methods for resilient alternative power,  according to an article on The World website.

Options under discussion include fuel cell technology. The best option appears to be a micro-grid, which requires a new local power source that can be isolated from the power grid.

Isolating from the power grid would give the hospital an uninterrupted on-site power generation system to sustain all critical functions, the article said. 

A battery bank would store energy from solar and diesel generators to generate the hospital’s own electricity if the local grid ever failed. 

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