It has closed a first agreement with Hotusa to supply it free of charge at the Plaza Castilla hotel in Madrid
The multinational Naturgy will offer free energy supply, both electricity and gas, to hotels and residences that cede their facilities to public health to expand the offer of hospital beds available in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The company has reported that it has already closed the first agreement with one of its large clients, the Hotusa hotel group, to which the Eurostar chain belongs, to give it free energy supply at the Plaza Castilla hotel in Madrid. “The company has wanted to react quickly to the last need of this crisis. All large companies have a responsibility to the country and we must contribute with our effort and operational capacity, “said Naturgy President Francisco Reynés in a statement. Naturgy has launched other measures in the face of the coronavirus crisis, such as deferring the collection of bills to SMEs, small businesses and the self-employed, protection for vulnerable groups, strengthening of critical facilities to guarantee supply and activate teleworking to the entire squad.
Likewise, Naturgy is in permanent contact with the Government, the competent authorities and the State Security Forces and Corps to carry out specific contingency plans in critical facilities and guarantee energy supply to all its clients. In fact, in order to guarantee security of supply, since the beginning of this health crisis, the company has intensified the measures of its action protocol in all its critical infrastructures.
Each group installation, both those related to electricity and gas networks, as well as those for market management and electricity generation, have the possibility of virtual management and preventive emergency plans, ‘back-up’ and transfer of activity between centers. if necessary. Likewise, the home emergency care service to repair boilers, refrigerators, etc. remains fully operational, arriving in less than three hours. This service has also been extended to those who are not clients.
In addition, Naturgy has reinforced its protection program for vulnerable groups in order to identify those households that are now severely affected by this crisis and offer them discounts on their bills, providing the information available to qualify for the social bonus, as well as facilities for pay on your bills. These measures are in addition to the one announced last week by the group, which allows deferring the payment of bills to SMEs and the self-employed, financing their clients for six months without interest.
Last Sunday, Naturgy decided to postpone its general meeting of shareholders, scheduled for March 17, with the aim of preventing the spread of the virus.