Why Your Business Needs Reliable Onsite Power Generation Capabilities
Why should my business invest thousands of dollars in on-site power generation? Can’t we rely on the power grid to supply all of our needs? These are typical responses from business owners questioning our generator technicians on the value of on-site power generation technology. They are valid questions, and the answers are different for every business. However, one thing is true for all companies; when you have reliable on-site power generation capabilities, you don’t have to worry about power shortages, blackouts, or brownouts disrupting your operations.
The Value of Your Investment
Depending on your needs, it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to install on-site power generation systems. It is a significant investment for any business. As with any investment, the rewards should always exceed the potential costs. The easiest way to do this is to calculate how much revenue your business generates in an hour, a day, and even a week. For most companies, the costs incurred from the loss of power in a single day often exceed the cost of having generator technicians install a generator set to keep the energy flowing. If your business is located in an area where power outages are frequent, and the power supply is susceptible to inclement weather or problems at the power plant, then investing in on-site power generation will pay for itself in no time at all.
Power Outages on the Rise
From 2000 to 2013, the number of power outages in the United States increased by more than 600%. The rate of power outages throughout the country is doubling every five years. At the same time, many states are allocating less money to maintenance and expansion of their power grids, even as demand for power grows year after year. It is a recipe for disaster that is starting to bubble and boil over.
Last year’s rolling blackouts in California are a warning of what may lay ahead in other states. Further complicating the looming problem is the fact that politicians are focused on alternative energy solutions, which means that even less attention than is required is directed towards established technologies that provide reliable power. While wind, solar, geothermal, and other power generation solutions show great promise, they do not generate sufficient electricity to eliminate the potential for power shortages.
For communities and businesses, the warning signs are flashing that the power grid may break under the growing strain. While the power grid will still function, and problems will be corrected, solutions won’t happen overnight. When the power goes down, it will cause considerable inconvenience, disruptions in service, and delays in production. This will cost businesses revenue and may close the doors of those businesses whose margins can’t absorb the delays.
Contact Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists at (800) 625-8324 to discuss the value of on-site power generation with our generator technicians. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and help you find the solutions that are most beneficial to your business.