If you’ve been paying attention to the news, it’s clear that many states and Puerto Rico have been hit hard by recent storms.
Aside from loss of life and property damage, a number of questions have been asked and answered related to the electric grid.
The grid has been tested more than other times in recent history. What have we learned?
To get an idea of how the grid has been affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, read on and consider these three tips.
#1: Laws And Ordinances Have Been Put Into Place To Protect And Account For The Electric Grid
Now that these areas have been hit hard by storms, laws have been put into place to account for storms and rebuild after them.
Power plants now must be built to certain specifications, in order to account for power loss after severe storms. This puts the onus both on the manufacturer and requires businesses to up their standards when purchasing power systems.
Companies also have new standards in place when constructing a new building. For instance, Florida high rise buildings must now be equipped with elevators that run on the power of a backup generator.
These measures are intended to keep people safe and sound in the wake of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma.
#2: Energy Storage Is Rapidly On The Rise
Acts of nature tend to have an effect on particular industries.
The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have proven no different.
For example, energy storage to bring power back to the electric grid has been needed more than ever. As a result, energy storage has emerged as a rapidly growing industry that isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
With the amount of property and life lost after these storms, you can guarantee that the areas affected will continuously invest in energy storage. This will lead to industry standards — even in areas that didn’t get hit by either storm.
You’ll start to see municipalities all over put room in the budget for energy storage so that backup power generators are never ill-equipped.
#3: A Lack Of Finances May Slow Process In Rebuilding
The hurricanes also shined light on the fact that financial issues and lack of backup power go hand in hand.
Puerto Rico, in particular, was devastated by the recent rash of storms.
The territory has had financial troubles in recent years. These financial problems became painfully clear due to the fact that money trouble has held back their ability to rebuild the electric grid after the storms.
Find An Energy Company That Can Help
To be sure that you are prepared for any storm, you’ll need the assistance of a credible power company.
When you have access to such a company, you’ll be prepared for the next wave of storms that roll through.
IMP takes pride in being that company for you.
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