LOUISVILLE, MS April 30, 2014 In coordination with local and state
disaster relief authorities, NRG Energy¹s Power2Serve vehicle has been
deployed to assist in relief efforts for the first time in Louisville, MS.
The Power2Serve program consists of a volunteer emergency recovery effort
paired with the deployment of a 42-foot disaster relief vehicle and 26-foot
trailer combination. The vehicle is designed to provide mobile device
charging stations, an air-conditioned or heated pavilion, access to news and
Wi-Fi internet connectivity to those in need.
The vehicle will begin operations on May 1, 2014 at noon at Louisville
Coliseum, 201 Ivy Avenue. Power2Serve will support relief efforts and
provide power to workers and volunteers.
Set up of the pavilion and solar cells will begin at 8 am on May 1.
Real time updates on deployment can be found on Twitter: @nrgpower2serve.
Additional information on the vehicle can be found at
The Power2Serve Response
Learning from the needs of communities recovering in the wake of recent
natural disasters in the Gulf and the Northeast, NRG developed Power2Serve,
a relief vehicle that responds to the needs of areas at no charge to the
In addition to the Power2Serve vehicle, NRG has trained and deployed teams
of volunteers to support relief efforts in Louisville.
o Deployment Team: Mobilizes the Power2Serve Response Vehicle
o ServeCrew: NRG Ambassadors that work directly with the public under the
o Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT Teams): Provide ³hands on²
disaster response assistance and support emergency first responders
The vehicle and trailer has been dispatched along with smaller,
complementary vehicles providing additional services as needed. The large
unit is completely self-sufficient, powered by a 10 kilowatt solar array, a
20 kilowatt diesel generator and a 10 kilowatt auxiliary diesel generator.
Additional features include:
* An enclosed 50 x 20 foot air-conditioned or heated pavilion
* Numerous flat panel TVs to show news or weather broadcasts
* 100 charging stations for cell phones, cameras, small tools and power
* Wi-Fi and satellite service, and tablet computers to access email and the
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