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2nd September 2020

You Can’t Run a Business Without a Power Supply!

Businesses need power to operate effectively. Power runs machines. Power runs the Internet. Power runs all of your communication devices. Now, you can get this power from different places. But you can’t do much without stored energy of some kind or another. Most of the power that supplies your business will probably be of the electrical variety, but as a source, there is nuclear energy, wind energy, coal energy, solar energy, and so on. As you are building your business, sometimes you take power sources for granted, but that can lead to unnecessary interruptions in your workflow under specific circumstances. 

For now, consider what some of your power supply needs are going to be. If standardized, uninterrupted power is necessary, there are contracting companies that provide you with some amazingly stable tools and infrastructure. In addition, at least recognizing the importance of electrical grids and generators is essential for business planning. And, while making business budgets, make sure that you understand the sunk costs associated with energy use. 

Power-centered Contracting Companies

And what about if power infrastructure is what your company sells? For example, there are companies that create power structures for other companies. Especially for industrial-grade or military-grade commercial locations, any kind of power interruption could be catastrophic for all different projects. In these cases, having a third party specialist build in all of the backstops to provide uninterrupted power will be a critical aspect of the business plan. 

Generators and Electrical Grids

Are you familiar with how the electrical grid works in the first place? You see power lines everywhere that you go. But do you know how they connect to businesses or houses? Do you understand how Transformers and circuit breaker boxes work? If you want your company to be as efficient as possible, then recognizing the basics of electrical output seems like something that you should prioritize. If there is a loss of power to your business, you have to know what kind of backup options are in place. For uninterrupted service, that means you probably have to have a generator on hand that you know how to use. 

The Sunk Costs of Energy Use

Finally, when it comes to budgeting, you have to understand the sunk costs of energy use. Part of this will be associated with the size of your carbon footprint. Energy used directly leads to an output of pollution and carbon dioxide one way or the other. So really, there are several sunk costs involved. First, there is the sunk cost of how much money you’re spending on your baseline of energy use. And then there is the sunk cost of if your energy use is sustainable in the long term context of pollution control. 

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