The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will launch a hydrogen and fuel cell technology (HFCT) project at Windsor East Clinic in Randburg on 2 September in an effort to bring standby power to the health facility.
The clinic mainly treats patients infected with TB and had been experiencing problems with preserving TB vaccines in its pharmacy’s refrigerators because of load shedding.
The medicine is extremely sensitive to high temperatures, and if it is not kept at the correct temperature could become ineffective, putting more people at risk. HFCT standby power solutions are efficient, reliable, safe and, most importantly, quiet, ensuring a non-intrusive standby and – potentially – primary power solution.
The project is a partnership between the DST, the Gauteng Department of Health, Clean Energy Investments, Air Products, Powertech System Integrators, and Gridline Construction. The Executive
Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Parks Tau, will make a speech at the launch, as well as the DST Deputy Director-General for Technology Innovation, Mmboneni Muofhe. All media are invited.
Details of the event: Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2015 Venue: Windsor East Clinic, Earls Ave, Randburg Time: 09:00 – 12:00