The world is in unison to
fight COVID-19. Health care professionals have worked twice as hard
to treat patients and study the new disease. But, in addition, there
are other categories that continue to work in order to ensure the
power required for hospitals to function.
Neoenergia employees are
carrying out special technical visits on more than 1,200 health care
units, in an effort to ensure the power that keeps implements such as
lighting and breathing equipment working. The work of technicians
from Coelba, Celpe, Cosern and Elektro is to identify solutions for
factors that may cause problems to the power grid supplying the
In Pernambuco, Celpe mapped
out 400 hospitals for inspection visits. Nearby in Bahia, Coelba
currently services 562 units, with 149 priority hospitals and 413
health centers. Cosern is currently inspecting 70 units in Rio Grande
do Norte. 178 hospitals were visited by Elektro in inland São Paulo
and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Inspections are made in
substations, networks and cabinets. According to need, there may be,
for example, pruning of trees, creation of projects in order to
assess installed capacity and analysis of generators. In addition to
technical visits, there is also a direct channel between hospitals
and energy provider companies to speed up service in case of
emergencies involving the power grid.
Similar work has been carried
out by companies (Coelba, Celpe, Cosern and Elektro) in 114
sanitation company units and 45 prison units of the states addressed
by said companies. And who is in operation, Neoenergia has also
adopted preventive measures. A routine for hand and equipment
cleaning was implemented. In addition, there was changes in work
shifts, avoiding overcrowding.
For workers from other areas,
the company has similarly implemented a series of measures, including
the home office system, maintaining all activities and quality
commitment of our services. Overall, Neoenergia has 12 thousand
workers in 14 states of the country.
This initiative is part of theIberdrola group's response to the Coronavírus.