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WEBINAR: Energy Resiliency and OPEX Reduction in Healthcare Environments

August 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hosted by the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, in partnership with ACHE of Massachusetts and ACHE Rhode Island!

The founders of Patriot Emerging Technologies have helped healthcare executives for the past two decades make their hospitals more energy resilient, and save millions of dollars on energy spend leveraging clean, on-site power solutions like fuel cells, energy storage, and combined heat and power.  This webinar will highlight the tools that can help hospitals remain open during grid outages, and reduce OPEX without capital in these challenging financial times.  Patriot Emerging Technologies will be providing case studies of local hospitals that have deployed innovative power solutions like fuel cells to make their facilities more available to customers, and help them save money in times when the electrical grid cost keeps rising.

This webinar will educate healthcare executives on how to leverage innovative but proven forms of on-site distributed energy to keep critical hospitals running, despite a fragile electrical grid in New England.

It will also show how healthcare customers are leveraging Power Purchase Agreements to save up to 30% of their cost of electricity without using capital for projects.

Program has been approved for 1.0 hour of ACHE Qualified Education Credits 







Learning Objectives:

Healthcare executives have been presented with unprecedented energy challenges during the pandemic. By attending this webinar, the attendee will be able to answer the following questions:

  • With operating revenues down and capital projects frozen due to the pandemic, how can I reduce my operational costs significantly without using capital?
  • How can I ensure our hospitals will always have electricity when patients need us?
  • How can I add the electrical capacity to add more beds to my hospital quickly?
  • How can we have true energy independence without introducing hazardous emissions and smog to the local communities we are trying to keep healthy?


Featured Speakers Include:

Bill Bockoven – President, Patriot Emerging Technologies

Bill Bockoven is the President and Co-Founder of Patriot Emerging Technologies out of Southern RI.  Prior to Patriot, Bill was Vice President of the Eastern Region at Bloom Energy, where he helped take Bloom from a small startup to IPO in 10 years, helping to deliver over 300 distributed energy projects and 75 microgrids to commercial and industrial customers in New England.  Prior to Bloom, Bill enjoyed a 13-year career at Schneider Electric, where he was Vice President of Public Sector Sales and Engineering for Schneider’s APC Critical Power division.


Steve Cronin – Vice President, Patriot Emerging Technologies

Steve Cronin is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Patriot Emerging Technologies, a clean and renewable microgrid consulting and manufacturer rep firm charged with providing innovative yet proven microgrid solutions to customers that cuts costs, provide a higher level of resilience and improve their environmental footprint.  Prior to forming Patriot, Steve was the Senior Director for Southeast Sales at Bloom Energy, helping over a 1000 customers in the East navigate through the complexities of financed onsite fuel cell solutions.  Before coming to Bloom, Steve was at Schneider Electric for 18 years with their Public Sector Solutions Team, culminating in 2014-2016 when he was the Senior Director of Public Sector Sales and Engineering with direct responsibility for Schneider’s IT Business Government Team. Steve is based in Purcellville, VA.


   Brian Kane – Director of Applications Engineering at Bloom Energy Corporation

Brian Kane runs the applications engineering team at fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy Corporation out of Boston, MA.  Brian has been involved personally in engineering hundreds of distributed energy projects and microgrids over his 9.5 years at Bloom.  Prior to Bloom Energy, Brian was an enterprise account manager and engineer at APC by Schneider Electric and Liebert for over 9 years.  Brian received his BS in mechanical engineering at Rutgers.


August 13, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm