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Using 100% Mobile Renewable Nanogrids for Disaster Relief
Lauren Flanagan (CEO, Sesame Solar)
Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 8:15 am - 8:45 am
Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday
Track: System Resiliency
Format: Power Session
Vault Recording: TBD
In this session, discuss the importance of using renewable energy after disaster strikes instead of fossil fuels (which compound environmental damages and are contributing to climate change in the first place). Examine how the technology can integrate solar, green hydrogen and wind to make a 100% renewable solution that is fast to deploy, easy to use, and flexible for dozens of use cases.
From extreme temperatures and wildfires to longer periods of drought and rising sea levels, every day we're reminded of the effects of climate change. After a catastrophic event, new tech such as Nanogrids can be rapidly deployed to provide access to medical services, clean water, food, information, and more. Major corporations such as Comcast, Cox and The United States Air Force are already leveraging these Nanogrid solutions to provide reliable power during times of need.
Some examples include Comcast deploying Nanogrids in Home Depot parking lots following Hurricane Ida in 2021, providing victims with emergency services, a popup retail store for new phones, power for large trailers of showers and toilets, and power for WiFi vans. Cox also deployed Nanogrids after extreme weather events, power outages, or other emergencies to provide communications and mesh networks in company or community parking lots to keep employees, customers and communities connected.