As a string of high-powered hurricanes batter the U.S. and island nations in the Atlantic, it's important to revisit the topic of how severe weather can impact and/or disrupt power supply. Given that extreme weather events are on the rise, many businesses need to understand how they might be affected when adverse weather strikes.
There were 15 billion-dollar climate and weather events in the U.S. in 2016, underlining the risks organizations face. Electricity costs are among the biggest expenses any company has, and these costs can skyrocket if businesses don't have the right tools or knowledge needed to mitigate damages and downtime caused by loss of power.
Generators and battery back-up systems can help keep supply as continuous as possible given the circumstances. Other tips businesses can follow include monitoring HVAC use (so as to avoid an overload) and understanding how extreme temperatures might affect transmissions lines.
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