March 23 (Renewables Now) - Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) has launched a dedicated service for hospitals in Spain in order to provide a continuous and reliable power supply while the medical staff is devoted to care for COVID-19 patients.
Spain, according to the latest count by the health ministry, has 28,572 confirmed coronavirus cases with the death toll reaching 1,720, as of March 22. The disease has spread to all regions of Spain, including the extra-peninsular territories.
The Spanish utility giant has said it has so far identified 268 public and private hospitals and health centres in its service area and it is reviewing their power supply and backup resources. The company's efforts will also extend to new facilities that have been converted to field or temporary hospitals to treat the growing number of patients.
In addition, Iberdrola’s distribution unit has set up a special telephone number with a 24-hour customer service for health centres and doctors and offered backup generators, some of which have already been requested and installed, the company has informed.