The group has purchased respirators for the ICU and 2 million masks worth 10 million that it makes available to the authorities.
Endesa has designed a Public Responsibility Plan endowed with 25 million euros, for direct aid to the purchase of material, special supply conditions and donations to alleviate the main health and social needs caused by the health crisis in Spain stemming from the global pandemic for the Covid-19, the energy company reported.
Specifically, in a first phase, this action plan launched by the energy company, within its commitment to society, is aimed at immediate and most urgent aid, based around three axes: the donation of materials and services, special conditions of energy supply to medicalized residences, hospitals or hotels and economic donations.
Endesas CEO, Jose Bogas, pointed out that the country is experiencing “a very serious health, economic and social situation, unprecedented in recent history.”
“That is why at Endesa we have designed an action plan with those actions in which we will be most useful and in which, without a doubt, we will be able to fulfill what we promise to our clients and to all citizens,” he added.
Regarding the donation of materials and services, Endesa will make available to this plan its logistics and purchasing capacity, both nationally and internationally, as well as qualified personnel.
It will also provide the necessary means for the provision of protective equipment for health or public service personnel (gowns, masks and other personal protective equipment -EPIs-), as well as instruments to assist hospitalized patients (respirators, tests, drugs, etc.).
Regarding the action of special conditions of energy supply to medicalized residences, hospitals and hotels, the energy company makes its capacity as an energy provider for health facilities available to the public service.
Thus, it will provide equipment and personnel to guarantee the electricity supply in field hospitals and medicalized hotels (generators, increased power, resolution of faults, etc.).
In addition, it will provide free supplies for the duration of the state of alarm decreed by the Government to deal with the coronavirus crisis to the medicalized hotels that are clients of Endesa.
On the other hand, it also opens a line of economic donations to institutions, agencies and health centers that help cover basic needs of special gravity previously identified.
Respirators and masks
Along these lines, the energy group has purchased respirators for the ICU and two million masks worth 10 million euros, which it will make available to the competent health authorities.
In addition, the company will provide support to public service teams (local police, EMU, civil protection, others) through materials, vehicles and services that may be required to address this epidemiological emergency.
This Endesa Action Plan is in line with the action announced last Monday, March 23 by Enel, parent company of the Spanish energy company, for Italy through the Enel Cuore Foundation.
In this sense, Endesa has already adopted measures to help alleviate the effects of the coronavirus, such as the interruption of cuts in clients in the residential sector due to non-payment, the easing of conditions for SMEs, the self-employed and families in need, offering telematic alternatives so that nobody has to leave home, the case-by-case analysis of requests from client companies, or the assurance of immediate payments to providers of service and sales channels, among others.
The energy company has also strengthened the operations of its distribution control and energy control centers and generation plants to ensure electricity supply in the territories in which it operates (Aragon, Andalusia and part of Extremadura, Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Catalonia , Galicia and Castilla y Leon).
In addition, the group has doubled its renewable generation control center, located in Madrid, with a ‘mirror’ center in Santiago de Compostela.
Endesa indicated that, “once the health problem, which is now the most pressing, has been overcome, other measures are planned in a next phase to alleviate the effects that the economic crisis will have on the most vulnerable customers.
Aid through your foundation
The company, through its Foundation, already offers help to the most vulnerable groups with which it collaborates to alleviate the effects of the crisis on those most in need.
Thus, in collaboration with organizations and partners of the Foundation, Endesa will help Caritas with 100,000 euros, the SAFA Foundation in Andalusia with 270,000 euros for families, the Integra Foundation with 45,000 euros and, within the Retotech program, printers will be used donated to educational centers to make protective visors for toilets and aid corps.