Outages are painful and can happen anytime. While 78% of outages are due to weather, many things can cause you to go dark, even snakes.

16,000 customers of Austin Energy in Texas lost power when a snake slithered into a substation and shorted out a number of circuits. While the blackout was certainly painful for the utility’s customers it was unfortunately fatal for the snake.

Quoting from the article by Paige Hubbard: “To prevent future headaches, Mitchell said they’re in the process of fortifying substations with electric snake fences that will go around the perimeter, but the barriers aren’t high voltage.”

The lesson is that the delivery of electricity is a fragile business and easily disrupted. If power is critical to you and your operation, then the only way to prepare is to be completely resilient with on-site backup power.

Protect your business and its bottom line with backup power. Exergy Energy, your concierge utility, can provide all you need to be more efficient, avoid blackouts and save money. All with no upfront cost. We provide backup power as a service and will keep you running during the inevitable outages and protect your profit margins from energy price volatility.