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Training health care staff on energy management practices is a vital component to successful health facility electrification efforts.  Find useful training materials, including presentations, agendas, examples and maintenance log templates used by the IHFI project to train hospital energy technicians in Haiti.

Powering Health's six-step approach to understanding a health facility’s energy needs and designing an energy system to meet those needs in a cost effective way. Learn about the approach and find resources supporting each step.

The schematics provide technical installation drawings for inverter/battery power backup systems at health clinics in Haiti.

These are links to external publications and Web sites that have information on issues related to providing reliable electricity and energy services at health facilities.

Definitions of technical terms used on the Powering Health website.

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This exclusive online version of the HOMER energy optimization tool evaluates hybrid power systems to determine the most cost effective options for delivering continuous electricity to health facilities.












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