UPS the remedy as South East suffers high rates of blackouts


UPS the remedy as South East suffers high rates of blackouts

Simon Quicke
Resellers pitching uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) should find a receptive customer base in the South East as the area suffers more blackouts than anywhere else in the UK.

With the cost of a blackout costing businesses anywhere between £12,676 and £316,900 for the third that take a day or more to recover the South East was the worst effected area suffering 20% of all outages.

The figures have emerged from the latest Blackout Tracker report from Eaton Power Quality show that not all of the problems firms have are a direct result of electricity supply problems with copper thefts now also triggering blackouts.

In another example of the unpredictability of power provision 544 people in Scotland ended up in a blackout after a flock of geese flew into power lines.

Armed with these examples and figures of potential losses Paul Norgate from Eaton said that resellers should be pitching a UPS solution to provide insurance against potential problems.

"The report demonstrates that the best way for businesses to protect themselves is to develop a power protection plan which will help mitigate against the significant losses a power outage can bring," he said.
Related Topics: Desktop PCs, VIEW ALL TOPICS

Join the conversation Comment



    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.