Preparedness Resource Targets Power Generation

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor, Facility Market
September 14, 2021

Recovery efforts by healthcare facilities from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast damaged by Hurricane Ida and its aftermath offer a sobering reminder of the need for emergency preparedness. Now healthcare facilities managers have another resource to help in these efforts. The resource’s release coincides with National Preparedness Month, an observance to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is encouraging healthcare facilities managers to download its new resource, The Ultimate Guide to Power Generation. The free, downloadable resource gives managers an in-depth look at propane’s capabilities as a resilient energy source in healthcare facilities by:

  • detailing the different types of propane power generation including prime, standby, towable and portable, and micro-combined heat and power (CHP).
  • educating construction professionals on how to bundle propane generators and propane appliances for more affordable protection.
  • sharing case studies of residential and commercial projects relying on propane generators and micro-CHP systems.

“If you think about the number of systems and appliances that are powered by electricity, you can get a sense of the impact a power outage can have,” said Bryan Cordill, director of residential and commercial business development at PERC. “Recent vulnerabilities in our electric grid have prompted Americans to take a closer look at their energy selections and we want them to know they can rely on propane power generation for true peace of mind and security — all without sacrificing cost or environmental impact.”

Propane’s stability and portability make it the ideal backup power energy source. Propane-powered generators offer an efficient, versatile solution to keep homes and businesses running and protect them from the damage a power outage can cause. Available in a wide variety of capacities, there’s a model that can meet the needs of any size business or commercial building. Propane also can power other major energy systems, too, reducing a building’s reliance on standby power.

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