Make no mistake, poor power quality can wreak havoc at your Commercial or Industrial (C&I) enterprise. If you’ve ever experienced system failures, machinery malfunctions, or overheated equipment first-hand, you’ll understand just how crucial genuine power quality can be to your business’s growth.
In late October, the Eastern Ontario Business Journal revealed their top 10 fastest growing companies list . Each company had to demonstrate significant revenue growth during the past three years. This was despite the backdrop of the pandemic and all its disruptions. Interestingly, both manufacturing and food and beverage companies made the cut, namely Fab-Cut Systems, JPB Fabrication Services, Wonton Crunch Inc., and BGM Metalworks.
With the top 10 list presented by leading accounting firm MNP, partner Krystle Mitrow said: “In my accounting practice, I’m seeing strong growth, especially in construction and manufacturing.” All in all, it’s fantastic to see Ontario businesses bounce back after the era of COVID-19. To help your own Commercial or Industrial business follow suit, Demand Power has exactly what your enterprise needs – Ontario power quality solutions.
Carry on reading this blog to learn about the impacts of poor power quality, how power quality is composed, and how our Uninterruptible Power Supply can help.
WHAT IMPACTS CAN POOR POWER QUALITY HAVE ON YOUR BUSINESS?
According to multinational corporation ABB, common power quality issues can be categorized into two groups – long-term and short-term disturbances . Harmonics, unbalances, under/over voltages, low power factor, and flicker fall under long-term. These power quality issues cause things like system failures, machinery malfunctions, and equipment damage.
As for short-term disturbances, things like voltage variation and transients fall within this group. These issues cause unprepared downtime, sudden equipment malfunction, and electrical equipment inefficiencies.
When your production capabilities are threatened, not only does it cause system and staff downtime, but a tremendous amount of waste too, not to mention disillusioned customers.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF POWER QUALITY?
Your Commercial or Industrial business’s power quality is generally composed of variations in voltage, transients (both current and voltage), harmonics, and the continuity of service from the power grid. All these factors make up your overall composition of power quality. Some of the most common power quality threats include voltage sags and spikes, an issue that has been causing widespread disturbance across North America.
In a 2018 interview with ABB Global Channel Manager, Bruce Bennett, he said: “Research shows that over 90% of power quality events that cause industrial equipment malfunction are a voltage sag, where the supply voltage drops markedly for a very brief period.” . It’s estimated that voltage sags and spikes have been doubling across North American power grids every 5 years.
An aging grid and the increased growth of distributed generation have led to this increase in voltage issues. The 2017 Pan-European Power Quality Survey found that power quality issues cause an average of 4% in losses to Commercial and Industrial customers. The question to ask yourself is, why would you let your business take a hit when companies like Demand Power have power quality solutions that can address your issues head on?
DEMAND POWER’S UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY IN ONTARIO HELPS KEEP YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING 24/7
The good news for your Commercial or Industrial business is that our innovative power quality solutions can improve your power reliability. Pairing a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with our facility-wide Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), this combination delivers your business more reliable power so you can carry on functioning through power outages.
That’s not all because our solution doesn’t just address power quality issues and inbound power cleaning, but also addresses power factor issues with the power grid too. In short, this will save your enterprise money. You should know that our inclusion of a ‘long duration battery’ with our UPS means remediation for longer-time outages.
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So, there you have it. You now know there’s a solution that can effectively take your power quality issues away. But what if we also told you, that it wouldn’t cost you a dime?
Too good to be true? Not one bit. Book a consultation with the Demand Power team today to speak more in-depth about your business, our solutions, and the power quality issues you’ve been experiencing. For more information, and to book your consultation, please call 1-855-336-2638 or email email@example.com today.
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