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Critical Power Systems: A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Northern California

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In the wake of the recent Bay Area blackouts. Northern California businesses are rethinking their approach to critical power systems – or adopting them for the first time.

It’s clear that PG&E regards October’s sudden and devastating blackouts as the new normal. Business owners have less than a year to prepare for more of the same.

Many of those businesses will need to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to justify their investment in critical power systems. Since it’s no longer a matter of if, but when your property will lose power, it’s a good idea to benchmark your potential losses.

Be sure to consider these factors:

Blackouts Mean It's Time for UPS Maintenance, San Jose

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Like many other cities throughout Northern California, San Jose was affected by PG&E’s decision to cut power to businesses and residential customers throughout October.

The blackouts were sudden and many residents were left in the dark. Representatives urged those affected to “have a plan”. Well, we have your solution!

Now, more San Jose businesses are looking to UPS – uninterruptible power supply – as a way to safeguard their future.

PG&E's Widespread Outage Proves Bay Area Businesses Need UPS Backup

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If you’re reading this from Northern California, you’re one of the lucky ones!

Recent behavior by our local electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) shows that you simply can’t trust them to provide the service they get paid for.

PG&E has had problems for many years now. It recently started a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process after being found largely responsible for the devastating 2018 Camp Fire.

The Camp Fire has been described as the deadliest and most destructive fire in Golden State history. An investigation determined maintenance practices on PG&E equipment were partly at fault for igniting the blaze, in which more than 80 people were killed and over 150,000 acres burned.

That leads us to the situation Californians are facing today.

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