Protect Yourself from Poorly Timed Power Outages

Super Bowl XLVII Blackout


Power Outages can happen anytime for any number of reasons. And it always seems to be they happen at the most inopportune time. Remember Super Bowl XLVII  when the power shut down to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was during the 3rd quarter, just after Beyonce finished her halftime show.



Now, some say it was because of Beyonce’s epic performance, while others believe it was a conspiracy. The official cause has been attributed to a tripped relay. No matter what the cause, it is noteworthy because an estimated televised audience of 108.69 million people in the United States waited 34 minutes for a partial power outage to be resolved before the game could begin again – talk about inopportune timing.

If a power outage of this magnitude can happen at the Super Bowl, it can happen at your business. Power outages mean downtime. Downtime means loss of money for your company. With a UPS system, you can give yourself time for backup generators to kick-in or to safely shut down your operating system and equipment to ensure you do not have costly reboots.

Our country’s electrical grids are extremely vulnerable to disruptions. This is why even the smallest business should consider providing for both backup protection and quality control of the power that enters the facility. At Energy Control Systems, we make it our first priority to ensure that your critical loads are protected in a variety of ways.

Here’s to hoping Super Bowl LII goes off without any power issues!