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Power Cuts - Businesses at Risk

by Power Rental Service Provider

Many states in India experience power cuts 6 to 8 hours every day. According to Uttar Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd website, there is as much as 11 to 12 hours of planned load shedding in rural areas and 5 to 6 hours in urban centres. It affects businesses, water supply, telecommunication, hospitals and normal day-to-day lives of people as well. Power outages are frequent in winters and the monsoon season as businesses and households increase the usage of thermostats and room heaters. A study by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty revealed that South Asia has the highest number of power outages per year; even though the interruption lasts for a few hours only, the effect is felt sharply. In 2001, India experienced the worst ever outage 12 hour power cut. This left the nation in chaos, affecting 220 million people, hospitals and utilities. The present era has proved that everything functions on electricity. And a passing outage cripples all – people, businesses and industries. It affects productivity and causes huge losses. Some of the businesses and industries that get severely affected are:

  1. IT Services – IT wholly depends on electricity. Brief blackouts or outages can crash computer systems and data loss. Programmes and data may also get corrupted. This leaves the corporation in a huge mess.
  2. Manufacturing Industries – abrupt stop leaves an impact on machinery especially in production lines and units. It causes disruptions in supply chain and adds onto more costs.
  3. Financial Houses – banks and stock markets greatly depend on electricity. It depends wholly and solely on technology which is subjected to power.
  4. Call Centres/Data Centres – many companies such as insurance, banks, IT, and hospitals etc. depend on call centres/data centres respectively. Sudden blackouts can leave a huge negative impact as records and data can be lost. This in turn causes loss to the companies and organizations that are associated with it.

Other service providers also get affected such as cinemas, shopping malls, traffic signals, metro and railway services, supermarkets, gas stations and pharmaceutical industries etc. Compensation is not enough to pay the businesses for the huge losses due to outages. Something long term needs to be done. Power cuts can be managed with Powerrental. Besides outage, there is also the problem of voltage fluctuations and power surges. This has adverse effects on electrical appliances. Opt for Compressor on Hire for your refrigerators. It can be contained with Generator on Hire in Delhi. Power has become a necessity. Economies cannot be imagined without power. Moreover, India is an emerging economy and power is a must as every sector – industries, agriculture, businesses, health services, domestic and governmental operations depend heavily on power. All require energy to function to their fullest. Even though power production has increased, it is not enough to meet the demands of the growing population and the nation as a whole. Generators come in handy. To prevent and avoid standstills and losses, keep the businesses and industries running as usual, every organization should have a generator.

 

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