Natural Disasters Reiterate the Need for Backup Power
Mother Nature’s tempestuous temper is getting worse. Nearly every week, the headlines feature tales of fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other “Acts of God” sweeping across the country. As the West burns and the South drowns, communities from coast to coast should closely examine their preparedness and take steps to protect themselves against these increasingly frequent natural disasters that can disrupt public infrastructure and put lives at risk.
Relying on Aging Infrastructure Is a Recipe for Disaster
In the United States, roughly 7,000 power plants and transformers feed electricity to 150 million+ customers through 450,000 miles of high-voltage power transmission lines. That is a lot of power and a lot of possibilities for things to go wrong. Current estimates to modernize the power grid to meet existing power demand exceed $50 billion. And, that is just for the near future. Longer-term estimates place the figure required to supply the needs 10, 20, and 30 years from now at significantly more.
Off the Shelf & Custom Built Solutions Protect the Keys To the City
When it comes to critical infrastructure, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Indeed, the needs of a community in Kansas can be significantly different than a community in Nevada. This is why it is critical to work closely with experts who can identify the best systems for your needs and the requirements established within your emergency action plans. For example, at Central Power Systems & Services, our teams can recommend mobile generator sets, continuous gaseous generators, UPS, and other power generation systems capable of producing sufficient electricity in an emergency.
Most importantly, we understand that customization is often the key to the successful execution of your emergency plans. For that reason, our engineers can design and build customized power generation systems capable of reliable operation in a wide range of climates and operational conditions. We’ll help make sure your power generation systems produce sufficient voltage, have the fuel they need, and the maintenance required to keep computers, lights, telecom equipment, and other critical systems online. Our goal is to ensure that the hospitals, fire stations, police stations, and other critical keys to your community remain fully operational when natural disasters occur.
Communities That Act Now Will Be Prepared Later
When disasters strike, the ability of a community to weather the storm depends on the reliability of the critical infrastructure that protects them. Police departments, fire departments, EMS, hospitals, and other first responders must have reliable electricity to conduct operations and to establish everything from triage and staging stations to emergency public shelters.
As a GSA supplier, Central Power Systems and Services works closely with city managers, first responders, healthcare providers, wastewater treatment managers, and others to ensure that the proper systems are installed, maintained, and prepared when critical events occur.
We help our clients prepare for known regional threats, and we also think outside the box. Our teams help prepare communities for potential hazards, such as terrorism and regional disasters, that can occur hundreds of miles away and cause ripples that blow across the amber waves of grain and over the purple mountains in all their majesty. We make sure when the worst-case scenario occurs, your community can put its best foot forward and take steps to restore life to normal.
We encourage you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the critical infrastructure services we offer. It is our pleasure to help your community prepare for unpredictable weather and the potential for sudden and disastrous power grid failure.