The Power Alliance is a newly forming 501c3 non-profit that helps Americans stay safe, healthy and connected during extended power outages.
Without reliable emergency power during outages, access to critical healthcare services, police and fire protection, clean drinking water, cell phone and internet communication, food, medicine and fuel can all be compromised.
The Power Alliance will facilitate increased public and private sector emergency power preparedness planning and accelerated response when emergency power is threatened at critical facilities during outages. The Power Alliance will also develop and promote best practices that reduce the likelihood of emergency power failures.
The Power Alliance builds on the heralded work of Powered for Patients, a federally funded 501c3 non-profit created to address lessons learned in previous disasters when power outages triggered the failure of hospital emergency power systems, leading to emergency evacuations and in some cases, patient fatalities.
The Power Alliance will expand the important work of Powered for Patients into critical infrastructure sectors beyond healthcare including water and waste water treatment facilities, data centers that support cell phone service, internet access and other vital services, public safety facilities such as police and fire stations and 911 call centers, fuel distribution facilities and vital retail outlets supplying food, medicine and gasoline.
Powered for Patients will become an initiative of The Power Alliance and will continue its long-standing work to boost healthcare system readiness for power outages.
Helping America Power Through when the Power is Out
The Power Alliance will lead a number of critical initiatives to enhance emergency power preparedness and will provide a range of services to organizations seeking independent, third party support for energy assurance and emergency power resilience activities.
Key initiatives of The Power Alliance will include:
- The Power Resilience Blueprint for America
- The P.I.O.N.E.E.R. Tool
- Powered for Patients
- Los Angeles County Emergency Power Resilience Initiative
- Electric Utility Working Groups
- Emergency Power Industry Working Groups
Key services of The Power Alliance will include:
- Emergency Power Preparedness Planning
- Energy Assurance Planning
- Emergency Power System Assessments
- Exercises and Training