No power. No customers. No revenue.
Every year, more than two million U.S. businesses experience a power outage lasting eight hours or more. Because this statistic is so powerful, it pays to understand how much a power outage will cost your business.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that on average, power outages cost $80 billion per year, and that 98 percent of those losses come from the business sector.
Financially speaking, power outages can cause substantial losses for the company affected. For example, according to the US Department of Energy, when a power failure disrupts IT systems…
- 33% of companies lose $20,000–$500,000
- 20% lose $500,000 to $2 million
- 15% lose more than $2 million
Are you at risk?
Lost revenue is only part of the story. Consider direct costs, intangible losses and how essential your products and services are during a power outage.
- Security systems become disabled, increasing the risk of theft
- Refrigerated goods spoil
- Employees are idled
- Interrupting manufacturing processes can cause long-term damage to equipment and product
- Computer systems go down and vital data is lost
Keep the lights on and the doors open
Many businesses have a lot to offer customers during power outages. In addition to making revenue loss less likely, keeping the doors open can provide important customer benefits.
Convenience store / Gas station — Power lights, cash register, security system, refrigeration and fuel pumps to serve emergency workers, motorists evacuating the area and local clean-up efforts.
High-volume restaurant — Power lights, cash register, refrigeration, a full kitchen and remain open during an outage, serving people who need to eat out during the power failure.
Office environment — Power lights, computers, telephone and elevators. Keep sales coming in and customer service available.
Pharmacy — Power lights, refrigeration, computers/data systems, security system, cash register, and telephone to ensure customers can get medication and medical supplies during an emergency.
Generac. A sound business decision
As the world’s number one manufacturer of home standby systems, Generac identified and responded to the need for affordable, higher kW units for small to mid-size businesses and larger residences. Generac’s innovative engineering has eliminated the noise, cost, and environmental issues that once made standby power impractical for these applications. Powered by liquid-cooled engines, these units offer the opportunity to add features and options to address individual applications, such as advanced controls for instant monitoring, without the cost of more expensive configured systems.
Tough. Reliable. Purpose-Built.
Generators are often required to run for hours, days or even weeks at a time. Continuous use can cause a lot of strain on engines not specifically engineered to withstand extended run times. We have developed robust engine solutions to ensure our generators provide the reliability necessary to power through even the most demanding situations.
For more information on commercial generators, contact South Shore Generators in Wareham, MA.