The Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R. Tool is a powerful new situational awareness tool that provides government officials and utilities with the first ever, real time and automated alerts when emergency power is threatened at a critical facility during a power outage. Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R. was developed by Powered for Patients with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. P.I.O.N.E.E.R. stands for Power Information Needed to Expedite Emergency Response.
Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R.’s automated threat reports harness data feeds from fault detection technology connected to a growing number of emergency power systems. P.I.O.N.E.E.R. can also receive manual, real time threat reports through its web interface. The tool’s threat status update function enables facility personnel and service providers to give government officials and utilities real time updates on efforts to resolve threats to emergency power, vital information that can inform government and utility response plans.
Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R. has advanced beyond its prototype state is now ready for deployment. A key part of the Power Resilience Blueprint for America calls for targeted deployment of the Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R. tool to single generator hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, especially those treating coronavirus patients requiring ventilator support.
As peak hurricane season and the resumption of Public Safety Power Shutoffs in California increases the risk of power outages, threats to emergency power will invariably increase. A loss of emergency power in a single generator hospital or SNF with ventilator patients will represent a life-threatening emergency. Deploying Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R. in these facilities will help safeguard patients by accelerating government and utility response, steps that will help minimize the need for an emergency evacuation.
The Power Resilience Blueprint also calls for deployment of Power P.I.O.N.E.E.R. at critical infrastructure facilities that rely on a single generator such as water and waste water treatment plants, 911 call centers and public safety facilities.
For additional information about the P.I.O.N.E.E.R. tool, contact Eric Cote at email@example.com, or by calling 401-374-8500.