09 Jun 2020
Posted in Coronavirus
During the COVID-19 crisis Innogy to cater to the society’s needs through its community funds
During the COVID-19 crisis, Innogy is supporting the communities that neighbor its renewable projects through the copany’s community funding program. This £19m ($23.5m) COVID-19 Response Grant is likely to be of eminent help amid the crisis and was made in responding to urgent requests for funding for Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire.
Somik Das, Senior Power Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Innogy is following its peers in doing its bit for society during the pandemic. Recently, as an extension to address the societal challenges existing in communities, Orsted decided to contribute more than £165,000 (€189,000 / $206,624) in the UK to provide support to National Health Service (NHS) workers and local food banks. Innogy, through this initiative, wants to serve communities where it operates. The primary focus of the company is to ensure that its funds can address the most pressing needs of the communities. The local representatives get to decide on how they’re going to make use of the fund.
“In addition to this, Innogy could think of providing additional support to the medical infrastructure existing in these communities. As of last month, the UK had stressed on the shortage of ventilators to cater to the COVID-19 patients. Provision of necessary health equipment like ventilators, PPEs, and sanitizers depending upon the feasibility, would be a great initiative and also is the need of the hour.”