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,” Naturgy president Francisco Reynés said 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.
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.